Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 2000: Linguistics, Language, and the Professions

Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 2000: Linguistics, Language, and the Professions : Education, Journalism, Law, Medicine, and Technology

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The 2000 Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics brought together distinguished linguists from around the globe to discuss applications of linguistics to important and intriguing real-world issues within the professions. With topics as wide-ranging as coherence in operating room communication, involvement strategies in news analysis roundtable discussions, and jury understanding of witness deception, this resulting volume of selected papers provides both experts and novices with myriad insights into the excitement of cross-disciplinary language analysis. Readers will find - in the words of one contributor - that in such cross-pollination of ideas, "there's tremendous hope, there's tremendous power and the power to transform".
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18.54mm | 476g
  • Washington, DC, United States
  • English
  • 2000 ed.
  • 0878403736
  • 9780878403738

Table of contents

OpeningIntroduction to the volumeJames E. Alatis, Georgetown UniversityWelcoming RemarksHeidi E. Hamilton, Georgetown UniversityPlenary speechesThe talk of learning professional workShirley Brice Heath, Stanford UniversityLinguistics, education, and the Ebonics firestormJohn R. Rickford, Stanford UniversityDateline, deadline: Journalism, language, and the reshaping of time and place in the millenial world Alan Bell, Auckland University of TechnologyBreaking into language and law: The trials of the insider-linguist Roger W. Shuy, Georgetown UniversityThe (socio)linguistic turn in physician-patient communication researchRichard M. Frankel, The Fetzer Institute, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Holy tower of Babel: The language and linguistics of machinesLee Lubbers, SJ, Satellite Communications for Learning (SCOLA)Selected Conferences PapersLanguage policy and mother-tongue education in South Africa:The case for a market-oriented approachNkonko M. Kamwangamalu, University of Natal, South AfricaLanguage mixing at home and school in a multilingual community(Mandra Mountains, Cameroon)Leslie C. Moore, University of California, Los AngelesExploring children's spontaneous accomplishments of reading activityLaura Sterponi, University of California, Los AngelesInvolvement strategies in news analysis roundtable discussions Stacy Krainz, State University of New York at BuffaloHelping a jury understand witness deceptionDavid Singleton, University of Texas at ArlingtonCoherence in operating room tea and cockpit communication:A psycholinguistic contribution to applied linguisticsPatrick Grommes and Rainer Dietrich, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, GermanyLinguistic approaches in information retrieval of medical texts Anne-Marie Currie, Jocelyn Cohan and Larisa Zlatic, Synthesys Technologies, Inc.Linguistics and speech-language pathology: Combining research efforts towards improved interventions for bilingual childrenAdele W. Miccio, Carol Scheffner Hammer and Almeida Jacqueline Toribio, The Pennsylvania State University, University ParkClosing GURT 2000 closing panel discussion, May 6, 2000Heidi E. HamiltonAppendix A Individual presentations and colloquia at GURT 2000
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Review quote

Language is at the heart of professional work. Here is a book that shows what can be achieved when expert linguists really engage with professional practice across a wide terrain. -- Nikolas Coupland, Professor and Chair, Centre for Language and Communication Research, Cardiff, Wales This comprehensive volume provides both scholars and practitioners with an overview of the most recent and important research in the field of professional discourse. The many aspects of communication between insiders and outsiders and between professionals and their clients illustrate the complexity of such discourses and provide essential modes of understanding. This book is a 'must' for anyone working in this field! -- Ruth Wodak, professor of linguistics, University of Vienna, Austrian Academy of Science
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About James E. Alatis

James E. Alatis is distinguished professor of linguistics and modern Greek, and dean emeritus, School of Languages and Linguistics at Georgetown University, as well as director of the MAT Program and department vice-chair. Heidi E. Hamilton is associate professor of sociolinguistics at Georgetown University. Ai-Hui Tan is the coordinator of the Georgetown Round Table on Languages and Linguistics, 2000.
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