Description - Clinical Sociolinguistics by Martin J. Ball
"Clinical Sociolinguistics" examines how sociolinguistic research paradigms can be applied to assessment, diagnosis and treatment in the clinical situation. This title fills gap in the literature for speech-language pathologists by addressing how sociolinguistic research paradigms can be applied to assessment, diagnosis and treatment in the clinical situation. It collects newly commissioned articles written by top scholars in the field. It includes chapters that outline findings from sociolinguistic research over the last 40 years and point to the relevance of such findings for practicing speech-language pathologists. It discusses topics including bilingualism, code-switching, language planning, and African-American English.
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(230mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
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Author Biography - Martin J. Ball
Martin J. Ball is Hawthorne/Board of Regents Endowed Professor and Head of the Department of Communicative Disorders at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is President of the International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association, and editor of the journal Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics. His publications include Vowel Disorders (co-edited with Fiona Gibbon, 2002) and Methods in Clinical Phonetics (with Orla Lowry, 2001).