Communication Disorders & Clinical Linguistics
Maria Kambanaros [+–]
Cyprus University of Technology
She is a certified bilingual English–Greek Speech Pathologist with over 30 years clinical experience and academic appointments in Greece and Cyprus. She received her bachelor degree in speech pathology and later on her PhD qualification from Flinders University of South Australia (Australia), School of Medicine, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology. Her research interests in relation to developmental and acquired language disorders predominantly focus on the lexicon, with an emphasis on word retrieval impairments. She has published extensively on lexical access deficits for verbs and nouns in aphasia, specific language impairment (SLI), schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis and dementia. She has also pioneered hypothesis driven research on assessment and description of language deficits in aphasia and specific language impairment for monolingual, bilectal and multilingual Greek speakers.
She is currently involved in COST Action IS1406 on Enhancing children’s oral language skills across Europe and beyond (http://www.research.ncl.ac.uk/costis1406).
Susan Rvachew [+–]
As communication disorders are the main focus of studies within the field of clinical linguistics, it seems logical to merge the two areas for a new book series from Equinox. A central aim of this innovative Series is to extend the major themes within these two fields, as well as to promote interdisciplinary research across traditional lines of inquiry. The Series will aim to address the many different categories of communication disorders explored through a variety of investigative and research traditions. Coherence among books in the Series will be achieved through their common concern with communication disorder and its impact on the everyday life. Submissions within the Series may address both theoretical dsicriptions of communication disorders and the practical implications of these theories as well as intervention studies. High quality edited collections and research monographs will be considered. The Series Editors and the publisher welcome proposals from as wide a range of sources as possible, from both younger scholars and more experienced academics engaged in project research. The Series will particularly encourage joint authorship involving language/communication researchers and professional practitioners.