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.
This volume offers a reconstruction of the Proto-Ainu language based on the
comparative method and internal reconstruction. The book is divided into
three parts, the first is dedicated to the reconstruction of Proto-Ainu
phonology (vocalism, consonantism, and prosody), the second represents a
vocabulary of reconstructed Proto-Ainu lexical items, and the third deals
with the problem of the genetic affiliation of the Ainu language. This
problem has been approached in the present study from the point of view of
the systematic comparisons of reconstructions, not the straight comparisons
of the forms attested exclusively in modern languages, which was the major
set-back of the previous scholarship on the genetic affiliation of the Ainu
language. This volume also includes the nineteenth-century vocabulary of
the Kuril Ainu by I. Voznesenskii, previously unknown to the scholars.