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Journal Title: Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice
Volume/Issue:   7/2
Date: 2010
Table of Contents: Articles

Empathy as ‘appraisal’: A new language-based approach to the exploration of clinical empathy
Gabrina Pounds

Reconceptualising teachers’ directive and supportive scaffolding in bilingual classrooms within the neo-Vygotskyan approach
Mukul Saxena

Family mediator neutrality and impartiality in practice: the relevance of the ‘reflecter’ discourse role
Chris Hill

English 'if-clauses': A corpus-based genre analysis of their incidence, ordering and pragmatic effects
Shu Pin Nall, Timothy Nall

The discursive construction of creativity as work in a tertiary art and design environment
Darryl Hocking
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
 
LL Issue: 23.5156