In grade school, no one would have ever guessed I'd grow up to become a linguist-- I was the kid who got Cs in French and couldn't produce a trill to save my life! I went to university majoring in civil engineering-- relieved that there was no language requirement for that major. But I ended up switching to geophysics, thinking that it would be less restrictive than engineering, and that it would allow me to spend more time in the mountains (which turned out to be wishful thinking)...Read more
The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders examines the full range of developmental and acquired communication disorders and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the epidemiology, aetiology and clinical features of these disorders.
This book considers the discourses that come into play in organizational change. The book outlines the tensions that arise for people having to enact change, and analyzes the ways in which they position themselves in changing organizational environments. The book takes a social semiotic perspective on discourse, organization and change. Here, discourse encompasses not only the multi-modal resources that people mobilize in organizational (inter)action, but also the practices and transformative dynamics afforded by those resources. The organizational changes highlighted in the book revolve around three dimensions of work that are increasingly coming to the fore: participation, boundary-spanning and knowledging. These dimensions are explored through case studies, including a health planning project, an initiative to standardize work practices, and the tension between paper-based and IT-based reporting. The book addresses the relevance of this discourse perspective to organizational research more broadly, by investigating organization as a dynamic of ‘resemiotizations’.
Table of contents
1. The discourses of post-bureaucratic organization 1–25
2. Approaches to studying organizational discourse 27–56
3. A social semiotic view of discourse and organization 57–81
4. Organizational discourse: A historical view 83–110
5. Negotiating organization: A case of symbolic violence 111–132
6. The dynamics of post-bureaucratic interaction: Resemiotization 133–147
7. Recording the organization 149–173
8. ‘Pathwaying’ as post-bureaucratic ethos 175–192
9. Conclusion: Post-bureaucratic organization 193–204
Author index 227–230
Subject index 231–234