<b>Interview:</B> Intended and unintended influences in the shaping of (inter)disciplinary practice

A conversation between Aaron Cicourel and Srikant Sarangi

  • Aaron Cicourel University of California
  • Srikant Sarangi Aalborg University
Keywords: Interview


This conversation was recorded during the Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice (ALAPP) conference at Ghent University, Belgium, 21–23 November 2017. At this event, a special colloquium was dedicated to the work of Aaron Cicourel.

Author Biographies

Aaron Cicourel, University of California

Aaron Cicourel received his PhD in Sociology and Anthropology from Cornell University and is currently Professor Emeritus in Cognitive Science and Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego, and Professor Emeritus, Institute for Health and Aging (Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences), University of California, San Francisco. His current research interests include real-time, reallife cognition and language use in medical settings. A fairly recent publication is his 'Collective memory as a fusion of cognitive and cultural processes' (Revue de Synthèse, 6th series 135: 1-20).

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.


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How to Cite
Cicourel, A., & Sarangi, S. (2018). <b>Interview:</B&gt; Intended and unintended influences in the shaping of (inter)disciplinary practice. Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice, 13(1-3), 417-434. https://doi.org/10.1558/japl.37506

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