Clinical Sociolinguistics examines how sociolinguistic research
paradigms can be applied to assessment, diagnosis and treatment in the
# 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
# collects newly commissioned articles written by top scholars in the field
# 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
# discusses topics including bilingualism, code-switching, language planning, and African-American English
# “Individuals acquire language, and lose it, in a variety of contexts.
Gender, geography, socioeconomic status and bilingualism are all
relevant to clinical reasoning about speech and language disorders.
This timely volume is grounded in state-of-the art sociolinguistic
research, but also demonstrates the application of sociolinguistic
thinking to the clinical situation. It will be an invaluable text for
those professionals faced with linguistically and culturally diverse
client groups, and for students and researchers in communication
disorders.” Paul Fletcher, University College Cork
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