Researching and impacting professional practice


  • Srikant Sarangi Aalborg University
  • Malcolm Coulthard Aston University




Editorial, Professional Practice

Author Biographies

Srikant Sarangi, Aalborg University

Srikant Sarangi is Professor in Humanities and Medicine and Director of the Danish Institute of Humanities and Medicine (DIHM) at Aalborg University, Denmark. Between 1993 and 2013, he was Professor in Language and Communication and Director of the Health Communication Research Centre at Cardiff University (UK), where he continues as Honorary Professor. Other current affiliations include Adjunct Professorship at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway, Visiting Professorship at University of Jyväskylä, Finland and Visiting Professorship at the College of Medicine, Qatar University. In 2012, he was awarded the title of 'Fellow' by the Academy of Social Sciences, UK. His research interests are in institutional/professional discourse studies (e.g., healthcare, social work, bureaucracy, education) and applied linguistics. He is editor of Text & Talk; Communication & Medicine and Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice.

Malcolm Coulthard, Aston University

Malcolm Coulthard is Emeritus Professor of Forensic Linguistics at the University of Aston. He is probably still best known for his work on the analysis of spoken and written discourse, but since the late 1980s he has become increasingly involved with forensic applications of linguistics. He has been commissioned to write expert reports in over 230 cases and given evidence on author attribution in the Courts of Appeal in London, as well as in lower courts in England, Germany, Hong Kong and Northern Ireland. Major recent publications in the area of Forensic Linguistics, with Alison Johnson, are An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics (2nd edition, 2017) and A Handbook of Forensic Linguistics (2010; 2nd edition planned for 2020). He is also founding co-editor of the international open-access journal Language and Law-Linguagem e Direito. Address for correspondence: Apto 901, Av Gov I Bornhausen 3148, Agronomica, Florianopolis 88025-200, Brazil. Email: r.m.coulthard@ bham.ac.uk


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Bhatia V. K., Candlin, C. N. and Gotti, M. (eds) (2012) Discourse and Practice in International Commercial Arbitration. Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Candlin, C. N. (ed.) (2002) Research and Practice in Professional Discourse. Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press.

Candlin, C. N. and Candlin, S. (2002) Editorial: Discourse, expertise and the management of risk in healthcare settings. Research on Language and Social Interaction 35 (2): 115–137. https://doi.org/10.1207/S15327973RLSI3502_1

Candlin, C. N. and Candlin, S. (2003) Healthcare communication: A problematic site for applied linguistics research. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics 23: 134–154. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0267190503000230

Candlin, C. N. and Sarangi, S. (eds) (2011) Handbook of Communication in Organisations and Professions. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110214222

Sarangi, S. and Coulthard, M. (eds) (2000) Discourse and Social Life. London: Pearson.



How to Cite

Sarangi, S., & Coulthard, M. (2018). Editorial: Researching and impacting professional practice. Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice, 13(1-3), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1558/japl.37505




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