Drawing extensively on empirical research and theoretical work in linguistics, pragmatics and psychology, the books in this series explore key issues in language acquisition and language use. This volume provides a study of the linguistic dimension of racial discrimination. Based upon work carried out by the Industrial Language Training Service in the UK, this analysis argues that a real understanding of how language functions as a means of indirect racial discrimination must be found on an expanded view of language which recognizes the inseparability of language, culture and meaning. It examines the relationship between theory and practice in four main areas: theories of interaction and their application; ethnographic and linguistic analysis of workplace settings; training in communication for white professionals; and language training for adult bilingual workers and job-seekers. It includes detailed case studies which illustrate how theory can be turned into practice. It is aimed at language teachers, students and scholars of applied linguistics and social sciences and all those involved in education training and professional development in multilingual settings.