Language Disabilities in Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (Bilingual Education & Bilingualism #71) (Paperback)

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This book offers a solution to the familiar dilemma of decoding communication difficulties for learners developing the language of schooling. The author takes a sociocultural Vygotskian approach to reinterpret international research in language disabilities, namely specific language impairment, communication difficulties, dyslexia and deafness.

About the Author


Deirdre Martin is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, University of Birmingham, UK. She has extensive experience as an educator and researcher with children and families with language disabilities in multilingual societies. She was a speech and language therapist in the UK and Peru, co-founded the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists' special interest group in bilingualism and has been a specialist professional advisor. She currently leads postgraduate programmes on language disability and dyslexia for professionals working in EAL, EFL and bilingual contexts. She has published and presented widely in the field of language development, disability and bilingualism.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781847691590
ISBN-10: 1847691595
Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited
Publication Date: April 15th, 2009
Pages: 328
Language: English
Series: Bilingual Education & Bilingualism