About The Book
Having a strong grasp of English grammar and its intricacies is vital for speech-language pathologists. Grammar Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists: Steps to Analyzing Complex Syntax provides an up-to-date, comprehensive, and clear workbook for analyzing the structural foundation of language. The text covers parts of speech (word types), morphemes, phrases, clauses, and simple and complex sentences. Each topic begins with a clear definition, followed by multiple examples and exercises to gain a thorough understanding of how to identify the unit and how it functions in spoken and written communication.
With 40+ years of experience in teaching, research, and writing, Dr. Marilyn A. Nippold has assembled the aspects of grammar that students are most likely to find challenging when working with children, adolescents, and adults. This guide also offers current methods of language assessment and intervention, and case studies of speakers of African American English and Mainstream American English whose language samples provide evidence of strong, weak, or disordered language development.
- Clear and explicit exercises cover each aspect of grammar with answer keys
- Step-by-step explanation of key aspects of grammar, leading up to complex syntax
- Relevant definitions and examples of each aspect of grammar
- Useful supplement to any course in language development or language disorders