International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders

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Edited By: Katerina Hilari and Nicola Botting

Impact Factor: 1.392

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 13/22 (Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology); 25/169 (Linguistics); 25/69 (Rehabilitation (Social Science)); 33/63 (Rehabilitation)

Online ISSN: 1460-6984

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New Editor-in-Chief
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Steven Bloch as the new Editor-in-Chief of IJLCD starting in March 2015. He will replace Dr Katerina Hilari, who ends her term of office in early 2015. We would like to thank Dr Hilari for her outstanding stewardship of the journal throughout her term as Editor in Chief.

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Podcast: Specific Language Impairment
Sheena Reilly speaks to Nikki Botting about her topic at the 2013 IJLCD Winter Lecture Series. Click here to view the podcast.

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Living Life with a Communication Disorder
Communication disorders are wide ranging and extend across the entire lifespan. However, research into speech and language impairment has only recently started to focus on the impact of these for individuals and their families. Living life with a communication disorder is never straightforward, and we hope that this issue brings together and highlights some of the leading work in this area.

The King's Speech and Stuttering Research
Stuttering was a much talked about issue in 2011, largely due to the huge success of the film ‘The King’s Speech’. Inspired by this film, the editors of IJLCD put together a selection of recent IJLCD articles on the theme of stuttering. They chose only recent studies and aimed for articles that highlight the richness of stuttering research that takes place around the world.

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IJLCD Winter Lecture

Each year, towards the end of the autumn term, the department of Language and Communication Science at City University London, hosts a lecture by a leader in the field of language and communication disorders, sponsored by IJLCD. A paper based on this lecture is then submitted for publication in IJLCD.

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