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."
Interkulturelle Behördenkommunikation [Intercultural Communication with Government Authorities]
Eine gesprächsanalytische Untersuchung zu Verständigungsproblemen zwischen Migranten und Behördenmitarbeitern in Berlin und Buenos Aires
De Gruyter Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie 380
Communication between government authorities and immigrants is a topic of current relevance, posing difficulties for both sides. Drawing on 279 real conversations between immigrants and authorities in Berlin and Buenos Aires, this book discusses the causes of communication problems in an intercultural context and viable options for dealing with them. It is relevant for both research and practice.