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Interactions of Professional, Institutional and Business Discourses in Academic Settings

Kenneth C. C. Kong

in Professional Communication: Collaboration between Academics and Practitioners

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099654
eISBN:
9789882207295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099654.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Identities entail a certain degree of complexity since people may belong to both a profession and an institution. This type of multiple membership may bring about confusion, particularly in terms of ... More


The Stylistics of Professional Discourse

Martin Solly

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748691692
eISBN:
9781474418546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691692.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Why are doctors’ prescriptions illegible and why is the language of the law considered impenetrable to outsiders? Need they be so? Is it more difficult for non-native speakers of English than native ... More


Tackling men's violence in families: Nordic issues and dilemmas

Maria Eriksson, Marianne Hester, and Suvi Keskinen (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346032
eISBN:
9781447303640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346032.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Nordic countries are generally regarded as global welfare role models in terms of their image of being gender equal, child friendly, and culturally tolerant. Consequently, the influence of Nordic ... More


Linguistic Features and Writer’s Stance in Investigation Reports

Priscilla Leung

in Professional Communication: Collaboration between Academics and Practitioners

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099654
eISBN:
9789882207295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099654.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In writing a successful text, writers of professional discourses have to be able to describe, inform, convince, or instruct so that their communicative purposes can be fulfilled. During this ongoing ... More


Patrolling Professional Borders

Colleen Derkatch

in Bounding Biomedicine: Evidence and Rhetoric in the New Science of Alternative Medicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226345840
eISBN:
9780226345987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226345987.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter Two examines how medical commentators on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) situate their texts in medical journals, on subjects not typically under the purview of such journals, in ... More


Evidence, Rhetoric, and Disciplinary Boundaries

Colleen Derkatch

in Bounding Biomedicine: Evidence and Rhetoric in the New Science of Alternative Medicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226345840
eISBN:
9780226345987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226345987.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter sets the groundwork for answering the book’s central question, How does the notion of evidence determine the boundaries of biomedicine, from expert to public contexts? It explains the ... More


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