On displacement and engagement

The embedding of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice Studies


  • Srikant Sarangi Aalborg University




applied linguistics, professional practice, healthcare, displacement



Author Biography

Srikant Sarangi, Aalborg University

Srikant Sarangi is currently Professor in Humanities and Medicine and Director of the Danish Institute of Humanities and Medicine (DIHM) at Aalborg University, Denmark. He is Honorary Professor at Cardiff University and Fellow of 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 author and editor of twelve books, guest editor of five journal special issues and has published nearly two hundred journal articles and book chapters. He is editor of Text & Talk; Communication & Medicine and Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice.


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Sarangi, S. (2005) The conditions and consequences of professional discourse studies. Journal of Applied Linguistics 2 (3): 371–394. Also published in R. Kiely, P. Rea-Dickins, H. Woodfield and G. Clibbon (eds) (2006) Language, Culture and Identity in Applied Linguistics, 199–220. London: Equinox.

Sarangi, S. (2007) The anatomy of interpretation: Coming to terms with the analyst’s paradox in professional discourse studies. Text & Talk 27 (5/6): 567–584. http://dx.doi. org/10.1515/TEXT.2007.025

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Sarangi, S. and Candlin, C. N. (2010) Editorial: Applied linguistics and professional practice: Mapping a future agenda. Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice 7 (1): 1–9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1558/japl.v7i1.1

Sarangi, S. and Candlin, C. N. (2011) Professional and organisational practice: A discourse/ communication perspective. In C. N. Candlin and S. Sarangi (eds) Handbook of Communication in Organisations and Professions, 3–60. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Sarangi, S., Clarke, A., Bennert, K. and Howell, L. (2003) Categorisation practices across professional boundaries: some analytic insights from genetic counselling. In S. Sarangi and T. van Leeuwen (eds) Applied Linguistics and Communities of Practice, 150-168. London: Continuum.

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How to Cite

Sarangi, S. (2015). On displacement and engagement: The embedding of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice Studies. Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice, 6(2), 191–215. https://doi.org/10.1558/japl.v6i2.27612



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