In grade school, no one would have ever guessed I'd grow up to become a linguist-- I was the kid who got Cs in French and couldn't produce a trill to save my life! I went to university majoring in civil engineering-- relieved that there was no language requirement for that major. But I ended up switching to geophysics, thinking that it would be less restrictive than engineering, and that it would allow me to spend more time in the mountains (which turned out to be wishful thinking)...Read more
The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders examines the full range of developmental and acquired communication disorders and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the epidemiology, aetiology and clinical features of these disorders.
Convergence in Historical and Typological Perspective
The contributors to this collection address issues of definition and
theory of linguistic areas, analyze the process of convergence, and
introduce methods to assess the impact of language contact across
geographical zones. New case studies are introduced which extend the
corpus of areas described so far. They are accompanied by discussions that
revisit some of the more well-established linguistic areas.