Book Chapter

Ethical Dilemmas and Language Policy (LP) Advising

J Lo Bianco, P De Costa

Ethics in applied linguistics research: Language researcher narratives | Routledge - Taylor & Francis | Published : 2016


The paradigmatic case of ethical professional practice is the horkos commonly known as the Hippocratic Oath (Edelstein, 1943). Essentially, this involves invoking a curse on violators of commitments made in swearing an oath (or on those who swear insincerely). Originating in Ancient Greece, the Hippocratic Oath is associated with physicians swearing to practice medicine honestly and is the historical source of many formal procedures for ethical practice in western, and a variety of other, cultural traditions.