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Aviation Communication

Between Theory and Practice


Edited By Silvia Hansen-Schirra and Karin Maksymski

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.

«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)