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 book focuses on the most controversial area of phrase structure, the notion of specifier - a notion encompassing the traditional categories of subjects, possessors, determiners, auxiliaries, and adjuncts. It examines what place the notion has in the new theory and how the projection of specifiers is to be eliminated or extended. The contributors draw on empirical, theoretical research in cross-linguistic phenomena and first and second language acquisition. Contents: Introduction; Specifiers in Generative Grammar; Specifiers as Secondary Heads; Without Specifiers; Filling and Licensing Multiple Specifiers; EPP without Spec, IP; Spec-Head Agreement and Case in Arabic; The Specifier-Adjunct Distinction; The wh effect and Multiple Wh-fronting; Nominal and Verbal Projections; Dependencies and Extractions; Movement to Specifiers; Wh and the Locality of Feature Checking; Specifiers and Finiteness; Spec-Head Relationships in Child Swedish; Some Specs on Specs in L2 Acquistion.