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."
The Discourse of Hospital Communication
Tracing Complexities in Contemporary Health Organizations
Palgrave Studies in Professional and Organizational Discourse
Bringing together recent international research in the field of hospital communication and interaction, the contributors to this book contextualize clinical professional work by focussing on the rising intensity of information and communication practices in organizations generally, and in health care in particular. The book provides a rich resource for students and scholars interested in how hospital work is performed and communicated and what the hospital's extreme organizational complexity means for traditional approaches to discourse analysis, communication research and activity theory.