Aviation Communication: Between Theory and Practice by Silvia Hansen-SchirraAviation Communication: Between Theory and Practice by Silvia Hansen-Schirra

Aviation Communication: Between Theory and Practice

EditorSilvia Hansen-Schirra, Karin Maksymski

Hardcover | May 29, 2013

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This book contains a collection of articles dealing with aviation communication from a practical as well as a theoretical perspective. Its publication arises as a result of the conference «Languages and cultures above the clouds – International English between standardization and everyday aviation communication», which took place on the 4th and 5th November 2010 at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Germersheim. The book substantiates and prospectively encourages an exchange between pilots, air traffic controllers, (language) trainers and researchers, i.e. an exchange between theory and practice. Not only does it contribute to the discussion of communication problems, but also to the development of efficient solutions concerning communication in Air Traffic Control.

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Silvia Hansen-Schirra and Karin Maksymski work at the translation department of the Mainz University in Germersheim (Germany). They were responsible for a research project in which aviation communication was investigated on the basis of linguistically annotated corpora.

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Title:Aviation Communication: Between Theory and PracticeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:May 29, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631626282

ISBN - 13:9783631626283

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Table of Contents

Contents: Dragica Stankovic: Operational Use of the English Language - ATM Safety around Europe – Markus Bieswanger: Applied Linguistics and Air Traffic Control: Focus on Language Awareness and Intercultural Communication – Wendy L. Fox: Play again, please! - Transcribing Aviation Communication – Silja Koble/Patricia Roh: Linguistic Characteristics of Aviation English and their Practical Use - An Analysis – César Holzem: So much to say, so few Words - Why Pilots deviate from Standard Phraseology – Alice Müller-Leonhardt: «… Words Were Originally Magic …» – Constructiv(ist) Thinking about Language with Regard to Incident Investigation – Silvia Hansen-Schirra: Linguistic Dominance in Air Traffic Control – Lynette Rees: The Role of Plain Language in English Training for French Air Traffic Controllers – Stefan Hinz/Dugald Sturges: ICAO in Military Air Traffic Control – First Experiences with a New Language Proficiency Examination – Helmut Montag/Martina Sahliger: Incident investigation or «What happens when something has happened?» – Marcel Mattenberger: «Declaring Emergency» - A pilot’s view – Martina Sahliger/Ortwin Renn: Communication Needs in a High Risk Environment.

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«The book is a practical compendium for professional communication within the ESP-domain. As there are not many publications that deal with the issues discussed in this volume, it fits not only within the range of already published works, but also demonstrates the urgent need for improvement. It discovers and proposes relevant ideas. It takes an evaluative and critical stance towards acknowledged theories and approaches, introduces fresh views, suggestions, and responses to aviation communication issues. This book is highly recommended to anyone interested in aviation.» (Anna Borowska, Applied Linguistics 2014/9)