|Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Affiliation: Faculty of Humanities, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland|
|ERLA key words; speech-language pathology, speech-language therapy, speech sound disorders, speech development, language development, myofunctional therapy|
|ERLA key problems: How do we develop our speech sounds? How can we support the development of normal anatomy and physiology of the orofacial complex? How do we develop and treat speech disorders?|
have become an ERLA member in 2020, during my PhD studies. I decided to join it because of the interdisciplinary character of activities around the language itself. As a speech-language pathologist I found it appealing to meet different ‘language specialists’ and develop my perception of the role of language. I share my research and speech-language therapy practice with ERLA Members and get inspired by their ideas at the same time.
I would like to broaden my perspective of language learning and teaching, especially in terms of patients with speech-language disorders who I work with. It requires glottodidactics methods to introduce such patients to their mother tongue. As there are many linguists who specialize in teaching English as a foreign language within ERLA structures, it seems justified to take a closer look at their actions. And last, but not least, we all live in a society thanks to language. Is there a way to dive deeper in language interaction than by unrestrained interaction with other engaged linguists and teachers better than here in ERLA?.
Thanks to people who gather around ERLA, I have a chance to experience “out of the box” thinking about language. Hence, I would like to explore new ways, methods and techniques of teaching, developing and supporting the development of one’s speech and language skills..