Books: Space, Time and the Construction of Identity: Salvi, Bowker (Eds)
Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure
Date: 22-Jul-2013 From: Laura Bally <publicitypeterlang.com> Subject: Space, Time and the Construction of Identity: Salvi, Bowker (Eds) E-mail this message to a friend
Title: Space, Time and the Construction of Identity
Subtitle: Discursive Indexicality in Cultural, Institutional and Professional Fields
Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Volume 166
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
Given the consolidated position of English as the international language for communication in business and management, as well as in institutional contexts, this book depicts a wide panorama of encounters where identity, image and reputation are a key focus in creating effective interactions. The main theme of the work is how temporal and spatial meaning representations in language reflect and, in turn, construct these personal, professional and corporate identities. From each chapter different sociolinguistic realities emerge which affect English, as it is used by both native and non-native speakers, especially in the relationship between local or national cultures and the global professional discourse community.
In this context not only have domain-specific language features been analysed, but also the communication strategies and interactive patterns at work in how different geo-political cultures construe, manifest and adjust their identities over the course of time and in varying physical, virtual, and cognitive spaces.