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Title: The Language of Work
Written By: Almut Koester
Series Title: Intertext
Description:

The Language of Work examines how language is used in business and the workplace, looking at a range of situations and data: from meetings to negotiations, official reports to emails between colleagues. The book explores representations of work in job adverts, TV programs and advertising and looks at the way people in business interact through small talk, politeness, customer care and management-employee relationships.

It is illustrated with lively examples taken from the real world and includes a full glossary and features a useful section on entering the world of work, including advice on CV writing, job interviews and developing 'transferable skills'.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415307295
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 112
Prices: U.S. $ 55.00

 
 
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ISBN: 0415307309
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 112
Prices: U.S. $ 15.95