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Martin J. Ball, Ph.D., FRSA, FRCSLT
Hawthorne-BoRSF Endowed Professor II
Director of the Doris B. Hawthorne Center for Special Education and Communicative Disorders
B.A. (Hons) English and Linguistics,
University of Wales (Bangor), UK, 1973

M.A. Linguistics and Phonetics,
University of Essex, UK, 1976

Ph.D. Welsh Linguistics,
University of Wales (Cardiff), UK, 1985
P.O. Box 43170
Lafayette, LA 70504
Burke-Hawthorne Hall, Room 209
Phone: 337-482-1077
Email: mjball@louisiana.edu
URL: http://www.ucs.louisiana.edu/~mjb0372/mjball.html
Short List of Research Interests:
  • General and clinical phonetics (especially developments in transcription and instrumentation)
  • Phonology (especially as applied to disordered speech)
  • Sociolinguistics and Celtic linguistics
  • Minority languages, and bilingualism

Major/Principal Recent Publications:

  1. Ball, M. J., Müller, N. and Rutter, B. (2009) Phonology for Communication Disorders. Hove: Psychology Press.
  2. Ball, M. J. (Ed.) (2009) Sociolinguistics around the World. London: Routledge.
  3. Powell. T. and Ball, M. J. (Eds.) (2009) Clinical Linguistics. 4 volumes. Critical Concepts in Linguistics series. London: Routledge.
  4. Ball, M. J. and Müller, N. (Eds.) (2009) The Celtic Languages. 2nd edition. London: Routledge.
  5. Ball, M. J. and Müller, N. (2009) Clinical Phonology. In Wei, L., and Cook, V. (Eds.) Contemporary Applied Linguistics, Volume 2: Language for the Real World. London: Continuum. Pp. 202-222.
  6. Ball, M. J., Müller, N., Klopfenstein, M. and Rutter, B. (2009) The importance of narrow phonetic transcription for highly unintelligible speech: Some examples. Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology, 34, 84-90.
  7. Ball, M. J., Dixon-Millar, J. and Crain, K. (2009) Adapting Cued Speech for Welsh. International Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 11, 234-243.
  8. Ball, M. J. (2008) Transcribing disordered speech: by target or by production. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 22, 864-870.
  9. Ball, M. J. Rutter, B. and Code, C. (2008) Phonological Analyses of a case of Progressive Speech Degeneration. Asia-Pacific Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing, 11, 305-312.
  10. Müller, N., Ball, M. J. and Rutter, N. (2008) An idiosyncratic case of /r/ disorder: Application of principles from Systemic Phonology and Systemic Functional Linguistics. Asia-Pacific Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing, 11, 269-281.
  11. Ball, M. J., Perkins, M., Müller, N. and Howard, S. (Eds.) (2008) Handbook of Clinical Linguistics. Oxford: Blackwell.

Document last revised Thursday, March 11, 2010 1:29 PM

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