Àngels Massip-Bonet (Universitat de Barcelona) & Albert Bastardas-Boada (Universitat de Barcelona), eds. Complexity Perspectives on Language, Communication and Society. Springer, 2013. 255 p.
"The “language-communication-society” triangle defies traditional scientific approaches. Rather, it is a phenomenon that calls for an integration of complex, transdisciplinary perspectives, if we are to make any progress in understanding how it works. The highly diverse agents in play are not merely cognitive and/or cultural, but also emotional and behavioural in their specificity. Indeed, the effort may require building a theoretical and methodological body of knowledge that can effectively convey the characteristic properties of phenomena in human terms."