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Nicole Müller (University College Cork, Ireland)
Martin J. Ball (Honorary Professor at Bangor University, Wales)
The discipline of communication disorders has made great strides over the last fifty years and more. We now know much more about the nature and causes of breakdowns in speech and language, both in adults and children. We know more about how to classify these breakdowns, how to describe and analyse pathological speech and language, and how to treat communication disorders. Unfortunately, a large proportion of this work is restricted to a small number of European languages; indeed, much of it is on and in English alone.
Research in communication disorders in languages other than English has seen a marked increase in recent years, as has the investigation of such disorders in speakers of more than one language, and communities where bi- and multilingualism is the norm. This series serves to spotlight new and ongoing research in communication disorders across languages. We aim to do this by including studies of communication disorders (including assessment methods and guidelines for intervention) in particular multilingual communities, studies of the manifestations of specific types of disorder in a range of languages (particularly lesser researched languages), and of communication breakdown in bi- and multilingual speakers.
Books in the series are used by practitioners, researchers and students, and they address a range of topics, including speech and language disorders in children, literacy, acquired speech and language disorders in adults, fluency, and voice.
Proposals for the series are welcome and should be submitted to Laura Longworth. Please read our notes about how to submit a book proposal.