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Title: Investigating Workplace Discourse
Written By: Almut Koester
Description:

Exploring the characteristics of different types of workplace
conversations, including decision-making, training, briefing or making
arrangements, this enthralling account pays particular attention to
interactions with a more social focus, such as small talk or office gossip.

Presenting a range of approaches to analyzing such workplace discourse,
Almut Koester argues for a combination of quantitative corpus-based
methods, to compare specific linguistic features in different genres and
qualitative methods involving a close analysis of individual conversations,
to explore such issues as politeness, power, conflict and
consensus-building. A corpus of conversations recorded in a variety of
office environments both in the UK and the USA is used throughout to
demonstrate the interplay between speakers accomplishing tasks and
maintaining relationships in the workplace.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): English
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Pages: 192
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