PLM2009 Workshop session: Clinical linguistics

The concepts of "Variants, Variability and Variation" are crucial in distinguishing between typical versus atypical speech. This is particularly true when confronted by human language which is disordered and dysfunctional. In this workshop we will concentrate on empirical studies of atypical speech and language phenomena per se as well as research comparing and contrasting the phonetic-phonological, prosodic, lexical, grammatical and pragmatic differences between individuals with various speech and language disorders and matched peer control groups. We invite contributions which deal with all areas of language disorders employing diverse theoretical and methodological approaches.

Sample Bibliography

  • Ball, M.J. and Mueller, N. 2005. Phonetics for communiction disorders. Malwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Ball, M.J. and O. Lowry. 2001. Methods in clinical phonetics. London: Whurr.
  • Cummings, L. 2008. Clinical linguistics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Fava, E (ed.). 2002. Clinical linguistics: Theory and applications in speech pathology and therapy. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Ingram, D. 1990. Phonological disability in children. London: Whurr.
  • Tobin, Y. 1997. Phonology as human behavior: Theoretical implications and clinical applications. Durham, NC & London: Duke University Press.
  • Tobin, Yishai (ed.). 2009. Asian Pacific Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing: Special theme issue on phonology as human behavior. (Volume 12)

Session organizers

  • Monika Połczyńska (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań), email: plmonik <at>
  • Yishai Tobin (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Be'er Sheva), email: yishai <at>

(In the email addresses above, replace "<at>" with "@".)

Abstract submission procedure

Please follow the general submission guidelines but send your abstract directly to the session organisers.