I first learned that linguistic knowledge mattered at the age of four. I began my academic career in a tough primary school in Paddington, London, where I was regularly bullied for my non-Cockney accent. When the bullying got too much, my parents moved me to a posh preparatory school in St. John's Wood, where I was regularly bullied because my accent was not upper class enough. ...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.
Can do statements in language education in Japan and beyond
The first publication from The Framework & Language Portfolio Special Interest
Group (FLP SIG), "Can do statements in language education in Japan and
beyond", includes 23 papers from writers primarily in Japan but also from
influential contributors based in Europe (Mike Byram, Anthony Green, David
Little). One aim of this publication is to give specific ideas and resources for
educators to bring into classrooms. As a result many of the papers in this
volume take on an action research focus. Several other papers seek to explain
the development and issues regarding use of the CEFR, the ELP and can do
statements. All papers feature a Japanese and English abstract. The majority of
the papers are written in English. However, in keeping with the multilingual focus
of the CEFR, two papers are written in Japanese, and three other writers in their
first language of German.