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Professional Communication: Consultancy, Advocacy, Activism



This edited book presents contemporary empirical research investigating the use of language in professional settings, drawing on the contributions of a set of internationally-renowned authors. The book takes a critical approach to understanding professional communication in a range of fields and global contexts. Split into three parts, covering Business and Organisations, Healthcare, and Politics and Institutions, the contributors explore how and why academics engage in workplace research which takes the form of 'consultancy', 'advocacy' and 'activism'. In light of an ever-changing, ever-demanding global landscape, this volume offers new theoretical and methodological ways of conducting professional communication research with real-world impact. It will be of interest to linguistics and communication researchers and practitioners, particularly those working in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, business communication, health communication, political communication, language and the law and organisational studies.


Mullany, L. (2020). L. Mullany (Ed.). Professional Communication: Consultancy, Advocacy, Activism. London: Palgrave Macmillan

Book Type Edited Book
Acceptance Date Jan 17, 2020
Online Publication Date Jun 11, 2020
Publication Date Jun 12, 2020
Deposit Date Jan 22, 2020
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Title Communicating in Professions and Organizations
ISBN 9783030416676
Keywords Professional Communication, Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis
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