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Indexical order and the dialectics of sociolinguistic life
The concept of indexical order is introduced, necessary to any empirical investigation of the inherently dialectical facts of indexicality. Indexical order is central to analyzing how semiotic agentsExpand
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Meeting the challenges of an aging workforce.
  • M. Silverstein
  • Medicine
  • American journal of industrial medicine
  • 1 April 2008
BACKGROUND Demographic, labor market and economic forces are combining to produce increases in the number and percentage of U.S. workers 55 and older. In some ways these workers will be our mostExpand
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Pediatricians' Reported Practices Regarding Developmental Screening: Do Guidelines Work? Do They Help?
Background. In 2001, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) adopted a policy that all infants and young children should be screened for developmental delays at regular intervals. The policyExpand
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“ Cultural ” Concepts and the Language-Culture Nexus
Events of language use mediate human sociality. Such semiotic occasions develop, sustain, or transform at least part—some have argued the greater part—of people’s conceptualizations of theirExpand
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Revisiting the Social History for Child Health
Beginning as early as John Snow and Rudolph Virchow, physicians have recognized a link between social circumstances, population dynamics, and disease.1 Although some social factors have beenExpand
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Getting home safe and sound: occupational safety and health administration at 38.
  • M. Silverstein
  • Medicine
  • American journal of public health
  • 30 January 2008
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHAct) declared that every worker is entitled to safe and healthful working conditions, and that employers are responsible for work being free fromExpand
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An English-language clinic-based literacy program is effective for a multilingual population.
OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of a clinic-based pediatric literacy intervention on a multilingual population. BACKGROUND Clinic-based literacy interventions are effective among English- andExpand
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Health care utilization and expenditures associated with child care attendance: a nationally representative sample.
OBJECTIVE Participation in center-based child care among preschool-aged children is associated with an increased incidence of communicable illness. Although estimates of health care utilization andExpand
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The Limits of Awareness
In the course of field work, linguists, just like other anthropologists, spend a great deal of time listening to people talk about what they are doing. The resulting data form a corpus of speechExpand
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Child Versus Adult Research: The Gap in High-Quality Study Design
OBJECTIVE. The objective of this study was to determine whether there were differences in study design and purpose between published child- and adult-focused clinical research. METHODS. We reviewedExpand
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