The Routledge Handbook of Language and Professional Communication provides a broad coverage of the key areas where language and professional communication intersect and gives a comprehensive account of the field.
The four main sections of the Handbook cover:
This invaluable reference book incorporates not only an historical view of the field, but also looks to possible future developments. Contributions from international scholars and practitioners, focusing on specific issues, explore the major approaches to professional communication and bring into focus recent research.
This is the first handbook of language and professional communication to account for both pedagogic and practitioner perspectives and as such is an essential reference for postgraduate students and those researching and working in the areas of applied linguistics and professional communication.
'A handbook like this is long overdue. Professional communication, especially from the workplace vantage point, has long been overshadowed by interest in exclusively academic communication. Bhatia and Bremner have brought together a host of specialists in English for specific purposes, genre analysis, business communication and other related areas, as well as representatives of such fields as banking and law, all of whom contribute to what becomes, in effect, a compelling argument for learning more about written, spoken, and multimodal communication in professional communities.'
Diane Belcher, Georgia State University, USA
SECTION 1: APPROACHES TO PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
A. General theoretical frameworks
in Cross-cultural Contexts - Yunxia Zhu
in Multi-Resources Kits - Carmen Daniela Maier
The Use of Theoretical Resources Matt Falconer
An Organizational Discourse Perspective - David Grant and Daniel Nyberg
and Trends and Robyn V. Remke
Areas for Further Research - Elizabeth de Groot
SECTION 2: PRACTICE
A. Pedagogic perspectives
of Language and Communication for Professional Purposes - Jane Lung
B. Disciplinary perspectives
Theory and Practice: past, present and future perspectives - Anne Peirson-Smith
SECTION 3: ACQUISITION OF PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE
in Communities - Becky S.C. Kwan
Approach - Natasha Artemeva and Janna Fox
SECTION 4: VIEW FROM THE PROFESSIONS
Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics provide comprehensive overviews of the key topics in applied linguistics. All entries for the handbooks are specially commissioned and written by leading scholars in the field. Clear, accessible and carefully edited Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics are the ideal resource for both advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students.