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IALSP members Tammy Gregersen and Peter D. MacIntyre have published a new book, “Optimizing Language Learners’ Nonverbal Behavior”. In addition to a traditional print version, this book will also be available as an interactive ebook, which includes activities and videos.

Peter MacIntyre has been a longstanding member of the organization and isa former winner of the Robert C. Gardner Award for Outstanding Research in Bilingualism. Tammy Gregersen is a more recent new member, and attended the 2016 conference in Bangkok.

More information about the new book can be found on the publisher’s website, as well as in this flyer [PDF] (which also includes a discount for IALSP members interested in purchasing the book)

Congratulations to Tammy and Peter on their new publication!

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The (randomly) selected focus publication for March 2017 is:

Páez, D., Bobowik, M., & Liu, J.H. (2016). Social representations of the past and competences in history education. In M. Carretero, S. Berger, & M. Grever (Eds). Palgrave Handbook of Research in Historical Culture and Education. Palgrave McMillan.

[PDF available here]

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After a hiatus for annual holidays, we are returning with the first focus publication of 2017!

The (randomly) selected focus publication for January 2017 is:

Lin, M-C., Giles, H., & Soliz, J. (2016). Problematic intergenerational communication and caregiving in the family: Elder abuse and neglect. In L.N. Olson & M.A. Fine (Eds), The darker side of family communication: The harmful, the morally suspect, and the socially inappropriate (pp. 155-173). New York: Peter Lang.

[PDF available here]

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The (randomly) selected focus publication for November 2016 is:

Leach, L. E., Watson, B. M., Hewett, D. G., Schwarz, G. M., & Gallois, C. (2016). Interprofessional conflict, collaboration and leadership in health. In H. Giles & A. Maass (Eds.), Advances in Intergroup Communication. (pp. 247-265). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.



The health sector is well-known as an arena of poor communication and organizational conflict, which threatens the safety and quality of patient care. Communication failures have been implicated as a major cause of adverse events in patient care, and repeated calls have appeared for better interprofessional training and relations. Hospitals comprise culturally distinct units within which power hierarchies and professional identities influence relations and communication, which often give rise to conflict. In this chapter, we review the existing literature about organizational communication in health. We discuss the often neglected role of management in hospitals, the impact of system variables on intergroup dynamics and interprofessional communication, and the consequences for patient care. We argue that leadership by clinicians and managers, and communication between them, is a key contributor to quality of care. The chapter concludes with a research agenda, emphasizing research that aims to position health care leaders as drivers of improvement in intergroup communication.