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LINGUIST List 21.3275

Sat Aug 14 2010

Books: Discourse Analysis/Sociolinguistics: Handford

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Daniel Davies, The Language of Business Meetings: Handford

Message 1: The Language of Business Meetings: Handford
Date: 11-Aug-2010
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: The Language of Business Meetings: Handford
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Title: The Language of Business Meetings
Published: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Author: Michael Handford
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521116664 Pages: 286 Price: U.S. $ 82.50
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521133432 Pages: 286 Price: U.S. $ 31.00

This innovative volume presents an in-depth study of the language used by
participants in business meetings. The cutting-edge research draws on the
Cambridge and Nottingham Business English Corpus (CANBEC), a unique
resource which brings together meetings of different types both within and
between companies, involving speakers whose roles and responsibilities
vary, and who represent a range of nationalities and first languages.
Keywords, concordance lines and discourse analysis provide thorough
insights into aspects such as the structural stages of meetings,
participants' discursive practices, interpersonal language and creativity,
and power and constraint. The author concludes by making practical
suggestions for using
these findings to inform the teaching of business English.

Series editors' preface Acknowledgements Transcription conventions
1 CANBEC: Corpus and context
1.1 Data collection
1.2 Corpus constituency
1.3 Contextual information
1.4 Transcription and anonymization
1.5 Corpus size and generalizability
1.6 Outline of the book
2 Background: Theory and methodology
2.1 Theory
2.2 Methodology
2.3 Summary
3 The business-meeting genre: Stages and practices
3.1 Applying Bhatia's multi-perspective model of discourse to business
3.2 The meeting matrix
3.3 Applying the meeting matrix
3.4 Summary
4 Significant meeting words: Keywords and concordances
4.1 Institutional language and everyday English
4.2 Lexico-grammatical theoretical considerations
4.3 Word frequencies
4.4 Keywords
4.5 Summary
5 Discourse marking and interaction: Clusters and practices
Defining clusters
5.2 Clusters in business research
5.3 Cluster lists
5.4 Categorization of clusters
5.5 Clusters in context
5.6 Summary
6 Interpersonal language: Pronouns, backchannels, vague language, hedges
and deontic modality
6.1 The transactional/relational linguistic distinction
6.2 Pronouns
6.3 Backchannels
6.4 Vague language
6.5 Hedges
6.6 Deontic modality
6.7 Summary
7 Interpersonal creativity: Problem, issue, if, and metaphors and idioms
7.1 Problem and issue
7.2 If
7.3 Metaphors and idioms
7.4 Summary
8 Turn-taking: Power and constraint
8.1 Turn-taking in internal meetings
8.2 Turn-taking in external meetings
8.3 Summary
9 Teaching and learning implications
9.1 Who is the learner?
9.2 Teaching materials: What do they teach?
9.3 How can a corpus such as CANBEC be exploited?
9.4 Summary

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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