Ashley Hesson and Suzanne Evans Wagner convened a panel session this weekend at GURT 2012. The panel, titled "Using physician-patient interviews for quantitative sociolinguistic analysis: a methodological check-up" featured contributions from Heidi Hamilton and Wen-ying Sylvia Chou who are co-editors of the forthcoming Handbook of Language and Health Communication (Routledge), as well as from Robert Podesva and Robert Lannon. Ashley and Suzanne's collaborators J. Daniel Hasty and Norma Mendoza-Denton were also represented. The panel was followed by a discussion of how best to bring together qualitative and quantitative analysts to solve healthcare communication problems, and how to access large databases of doctor-patient conversation.
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We are faculty and students interested in language variation and change at Michigan State University in the departments of Linguistics & Languages, Romance & Classical Studies, Anthropology, Education and beyond.