Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 2000: Linguistics, Language, and the Professions: Education, Journalism, Law, Medicine, and Technology
edited by James E. Alatis, Heidi E. Hamilton and Ai-Hui Tan
contributions by Carol Scheffner Hammer, Jacqueline Almeida Torobio, Shirley Brice Heath, John R. Rickford, Allan Bell, Roger W. Shuy, Richard M. Frankel, Lee Lubbers, Nkonko M. Kamwangamalu, Leslie C. Moore, Laura Sterponi, Stacy Krainz, David Singleton, James E. Alatis, Heidi E. Hamilton, Patrick Grommes, Rainer Dietrich, Anne-Marie Currie, Jocelyn Cohan, Larisa Zlatic and Adele W. Miccio
Georgetown University Press
Paper: 978-0-87840-373-8


The 2000 Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics brought together distinguished linguists from around the globe to discuss applications of linguistics to important and intriguing real-world issues within the professions. With topics as wide-ranging as coherence in operating room communication, involvement strategies in news analysis roundtable discussions, and jury understanding of witness deception, this resulting volume of selected papers provides both experts and novices with myriad insights into the excitement of cross-disciplinary language analysis. Readers will find—in the words of one contributor—that in such cross-pollination of ideas, "there's tremendous hope, there's tremendous power and the power to transform."

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