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.
Due to its theoretical and educational significance within the language
learning process, the study of L2 motivation has been an important area of
second language acquisition research for several decades. Over the last few
years L2 motivation research has taken an exciting new turn by focusing
increasingly on the language learner’s situated identity and various
self-perceptions. As a result, the concept of L2 motivation is currently in
the process of being radically reconceptualised and re-theorised in the
context of contemporary notions of self and identity. With contributions by
leading European, North American and Asian scholars, this volume brings
together the first comprehensive anthology of key conceptual and empirical
papers that mark this important paradigmatic shift.