The (randomly) selected focus publication for March/April 2016 is:
Hewett, D.G., Watson, B.M., & Gallois, C. (2015). Communication between hospital doctors: Underaccommodation and interpretability. Language and Communication, 41, 71-83.
Abstract: We examined underaccommodation in hospital medical charts, with a focus on interpretability. In Study 1 147 hospital doctors completed a questionnaire including interpretations of chart entries from their own or another specialty. Study 2 used interviews with 10 doctors to explore interpretations of the same charts and perceptions of the writers. Results indicated that participants interpreted entries by ingroup doctors more accurately than outgroup ones. Interview findings indicated that doctors made excuses for their peers and cast patients as an outgroup. Results indicate that underaccommodation leads to lack of comprehension, which is generally excused by readers.
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As part of an effort to promote the research conducted by IALSP members, this is a biannual post highlighting member publications. Here, you can download a list of research by IALSP members that was published between July and December of 2015.
IALSP Member Publications July to December 2015
The (randomly) selected focus publication for January 2016 is:
Gasiorek, J. (2015). Perspective-taking, inferred motive and perceived accommodation in nonaccommodative conversations. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 34, 577-586. doi: 10.1177/0261927X15584681
Abstract: Recent extensions of communication accommodation theory have emphasized the importance of inferred motives in understanding and predicting responses to nonaccommodation. This study explored the association between perspective-taking, motive inferences, and perceptions of accommodation in recalled conversations (N = 193). Higher levels of self-reported perspective-taking were found associated with more positively valenced motive inferences. Higher levels of perspective-taking also predicted more positive perceptions of accommodation for overaccommodative conversations, but not for underaccommodative conversations.
The (randomly) selected focus publication for November 2015 is:
Watson, B.M., & Giles, H. (2015). Intercultural and intergroup communication. In W. Donsbach (ed.),Concise encyclopedia of communication (pp. 271-273). New York: Blackwell/Wiley.
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