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.
The Handbook of Children's Literacy provides a unique collection of papers, offering a multi-perspective, multi-disciplinary approach to understanding alphabetic literacy. The analyses at word, text and cultural levels offer an integrative view of literacy. Basic research, theoretical advances, investigations in the classroom, analyses of literacy acquisition by readers with special needs, cross-linguistic comparisons and a historical and cultural perspective will enrich the understanding of literacy of academics and practitioners alike. This is a rare opportunity to consider literacy in breadth and depth by consulting a single collection. The authors are distinguished experts in their domain of investigation, teacher educators and teachers in sixteen different countries.