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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Research and Practice in Professional Discourse
Edited By: Christopher N. Candlin
Description:

This book offers a broad overview of research and practice in professional
discourse. Major developments and future directions based on current
strengths are highlighted.

In view of the growing interest in investigating professional discourse as
a multidisciplinary activity, this volume explores key issues in three
areas: (I) Research Prospects, (II) Models and Practices, and (III)
Contexts and Actions. Research and applications in these areas are diverse.
They include communication skills, professional writing and rhetoric,
socio-historicial development of genres, organizational discourse,
socio-critical perspectives on the use of language in institutionalized and
workplace contexts. Special areas of focus are: medicine and healthcare,
legal practice, business communication, mass media, academic writing and
research.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: City University of Hong Kong Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): None
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9629370719
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Pages: 736
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