Clinical Sociolinguistics / Edition 1

Clinical Sociolinguistics / Edition 1

by Martin J. Ball
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Clinical Sociolinguistics / Edition 1

Clinical Sociolinguistics examines how sociolinguisticresearch paradigms can be applied to assessment, diagnosis andtreatment in the clinical situation.

  • fills gap in the literature for speech-language pathologists byaddressing how sociolinguistic research paradigms can be applied toassessment, diagnosis and treatment in the clinical situation
  • collects newly commissioned articles written by top scholars inthe field
  • includes chapters that outline findings from sociolinguisticresearch over the last 40 years and point to the relevance of suchfindings for practicing speech-language pathologists
  • discusses topics including bilingualism, code-switching,language planning, and African-American English

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405112505
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/29/2005
Series: Language in Society Series , #18
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

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).

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors.


Loraine Obler.


Part 1: Sociolinguistic Research:.

1. Language, communities, networks and practices: David Britain(Essex University) & Kaz Matsumoto(University of Tokyo,Japan).

2. Regional and social variation: Margaret Maclagan (Universityof Canterbury, New Zealand).

3. Language and gender: Jackie Guendouzi (University of SouthAlabama).

4. Bilingualism and multilingualism: John Edwards (St. FrancisXavier University).

5. Code-switching and Diglossia: Nicole Müller and MartinJ. Ball (both University of Louisiana, Lafayette).

6. Language and Power: Jack Damico (University of Louisiana,Lafayette), Nina Simmons-Mackie (Louisiana University), and HollyHawley (University of Louisiana, Lafayette).

7. Language and Culture: Nicole Taylor and Norma Mendoza-Denton(both University of Arizona).

8. African-American English: Walt Wolfram (North Carolina StateUniversity).

9. Language Change: Dominic Watt (University of Aberdeen,Scotland) and Jennifer Smith (University of York).

10. Language Planning: Humphrey Tonkin (University ofHartford).

11. Dialect perception and attitudes to variation: DennisPreston and Gregory C. Robinson (both Michigan StateUniversity).

Part 2: A Clinical Sociolinguistics:.

12. Acquisition of sociolinguistic variation: Julie Roberts(University of Vermont).

13. Bi- and multilingual language acquisition: Zhu Hua and LiWei (both University of Newcastle).

14. Assessing Language in Children who Speak a NonmainstreamDialect of English: Janna Oetting (Louisiana State University).

15. Childhood Bilingualism: distinguishing difference fromdisorder: Li Wei, Nik Miller, Barbara Dodd and Zhu Hua (allUniversity of Newcastle).

16. Speech Perception, Hearing Impairment, and LinguisticVariation: Cynthia Clopper & David Pisoni (both IndianaUniversity).

17. Aphasia in multilingual populations: Martin Gitterman (CityUniversity of New York).

18. Designing assessment materials for multilinguals: JanetPatterson and Barbara Rodríguez (both University of NewMexico).

19. Literacy as a sociolinguistic process for Clinical Purposes:Jack Damico (University of Louisiana, Lafayette), Ryan Nelson(University of Texas, El Paso), and Linda Bryan (University ofLouisiana, Monroe).

20. The Sociolinguistics of sign languages: Ceil Lucas(Gallaudet University), Robert Bayley (University of Texas, SanAntonio), and Arlene Blumenthal Kelly (Gallaudet University).

21. Managing linguistic diversity in the clinic: interpreters inspeech-language pathology: Kim Isaac (University of Newcastle,Australia).


Name Index.

Subject Index.

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“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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