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Celebrating 20 Years of Plural Publishing!  

In 2004, Dr. Sadanand and Angie Singh launched their third publishing company dedicated to the fields of speech-language pathology, audiology, otolaryngology, voice and singing, and special education. The new company was the last in a number of successful ventures by Dr. Singh, who before beginning Plural Publishing founded the publishing imprints College-Hill Press (1980-1986) and Singular Publishing Group (1990-1999). While both companies were eventually sold, the Singhs' dedication to the field remained unwavering.  Recognizing an unmet need, they initiated a new company guided by the vision of partnering with notable authors to pioneer cutting-edge and high-quality resources designed to propel the disciplines forward in a transformative manner. The Singh’s debuted their new venture at the ASHA convention in Philadelphia that November.

"Oh, I get it! You were Singular and now you're Plural," was the common reaction from those familiar with the Singular imprint.

Plural’s goal has always been to elevate the science, comprehension, evaluation, and treatment of communication disorders to unprecedented heights, unlike any other publisher had pursued. Over these past 20 years, we have evolved from publishing a handful of titles to boasting a collection of more than 800 to date! Our texts are peer-reviewed by instructors and renowned experts to ensure their quality and suitability for the intended courses. 

Throughout Plural's journey, our primary objectives remain as we continue to advance the educational and intellectual standards of students, practitioners, and researchers, fostering a mutually beneficial environment for our customers, authors, and the company itself.  We invite you to join us in celebrating our milestone anniversary and stay posted as we have many special things planned throughout the year. 

To learn more about Plural's history, please scroll through the timeline below.  

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College Hill Press is founded by Dr. Sadanand Singh, a professor of speech-language pathology, and his wife, Kala Singh (1947-1986), an audiologist, in Houston, TX. College Hill published more than 250 titles including the Singh’s collaboration on the textbook Phonetics.  

College Hill sold to Time, Inc.

The Kala Singh Memorial Scholarship for international students is established by the ASHFoundation, Little Brown, Inc., and the Singh family.

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Dr. Singh and his wife, Angie Singh, start Singular Publishing Group in San Diego, CA. Singular published more than 350 books and seven scholarly journals.

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Shipley and McAfee's Assessment in Speech-Language Pathology: A Resource Manual is released in its first edition.

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The first editions of Seikel, King, and Drumright's Anatomy and Physiology for Speech, Language, and Hearing and Roth and Worthington's Treatment Resource Manual for Speech-Language Pathology are published.

Singular is sold to Delmar Publishing, a division of Cengage.

Seeing a need in the field for a dedicated CSD publisher, the Singhs start Plural Publishing, Inc.

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Dr. Singh receives the Honors of the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association and the Samuel F. Lybarger Award from the American Academy of Audiology.

Angie Singh serves on the ASHFoundation Board.

In 2008, the Academy’s Board voted to declare January 30 as Founders’ Day. To commemorate this event, a flag will be flown above the U.S. Capitol on January 30 each year. Additionally, to honor our founding father, Dr. James Jerger, the conference room in our Capitol Hill Office was named the James Jerger Conference Room, made possible with a generous gift to the AAA Foundation from Plural Publishing and Dr. and Mrs. Singh.

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Plural mourns the loss of its co-founder, Dr. Singh, at the age of 76. Plural Publishing and Angie Singh establish the Plural Publishing, Inc. Research Awards in Honor of Dr. Sadanand Singh, which is bestowed by the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD). The scholarships are awarded annually to two students, one at the Master’s/AuD level and the other for PhD students pursuing research in speech-language pathology or audiology.

Angie Singh serves on the Audiology Now board.

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Plural establishes the Student Research Forum Awards, given out yearly to five students by the American Academy of Audiology, as well as the Sadanand Singh Memorial Scholarship, awarded to one minority or international student who shows exceptional promise in audiology research.

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ASHFoundation honors Angie Singh with the Spirit of Philanthropy Award.

Angie Singh joins the San Diego State's Advisory Board in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

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In a full circle moment, Plural releases the sixth editions of Seikel, Shipley, and Roth's bestselling textbooks after obtaining the rights back from Delmar Cengage.

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Plural celebrates our 20th anniversary!