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."
Die allmähliche Verfertigung der Diagnose im Reden [The Gradual Emergence of a Diagnosis in Discourse: Pre-Diagnostic Statements in Doctor-Patient Interaction]
Prädiagnostische Mitteilungen im Gespräch zwischen Arzt und Patient
How doctors arrive at a diagnosis while talking to patients has hardly been studied. This book analyses the content of doctors' statements uttered before the actual diagnosis as well as their linguistic and interactional features andrespective cognitive processes. Prediagnostic statements include the patient in the process of finding a diagnosis but can also aim atguiding the patients' expectations and creating trust.