This book "asserts that the origin and spread of languages must be examined primarily through the time-tested techniques of linguistic analysis, rather than those of evolutionary biology" and "defends traditional practices in historical linguistics while remaining open to new techniques, including computational methods" and "will appeal to readers interested in world history and world geography."
Wissen in (Inter-)Aktion [Knowledge in (Inter-)Action]
Verfahren der Wissensgenerierung in unterschiedlichen Praxisfeldern
This book examines how knowledge is created in key areas of day-to-day practice with the aid of linguistic means. Using examples from medicine, law, teaching/learning interactions and mass media, the book investigates what is displayed interactively as knowledge and/or what is considered to be knowledge. The book is divided into four sections which discuss the following key questions: how is knowledge embedded in the respective situation, how is knowledge brought forth interactively, how do institutions present knowledge effectively and how is knowledge disseminated in the (mass) media?