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Introducing Language in the Workplace
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Introducing Language in the Workplace (Hardback)

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Assuming no prior linguistics background, this introductory textbook summarises key topics and issues from workplace discourse research in a clear and accessible manner. The topics covered include how people issue directives, use humour and social talk, and how they manage conflict and disagreement. The role of language in the enactment of identity is also explored, in particular leadership, gender, and cultural identity, along with the implications and applications of workplace research for training and communications skills development. Over 160 international examples are provided as illustration, which come from a wide range of workplace settings, countries and languages. The examples focus on authentic spoken discourse, to demonstrate how theory captures the patterns found in everyday interaction. Introducing Language in the Workplace provides an excellent up-to-date resource for linguistics courses as well as other courses that cover workplace discourse, such as business communication or management studies.

BusinessBusiness & managementBusiness communication & presentationLanguages with Grant & CutlerLearning & Reference By SubjectSociolinguisticsLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguistics Publisher: Cambridge University Press Publication Date: 31/07/2020 ISBN-13: 9781108498944  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Bernadette Vine is a Researcher on the Wellington Language in the Workplace Project, based at the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Bernadette has been part of the core project team since it began in 1996. Bernadette's research interests include workplace communication, leadership and New Zealand English. She is the author of Getting Things Done at Work: The Discourse of Power in Workplace Interaction and is co-author of Leadership, Discourse and Ethnicity (with Janet Holmes and Meredith Marra). She is editor of the The Routledge Handbook of Language in the Workplace.

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