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Books: Discourse Analysis/Sociolinguistics: Handford

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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 <>
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 byparticipants in business meetings. The cutting-edge research draws on theCambridge and Nottingham Business English Corpus (CANBEC), a uniqueresource which brings together meetings of different types both within andbetween companies, involving speakers whose roles and responsibilitiesvary, and who represent a range of nationalities and first languages.Keywords, concordance lines and discourse analysis provide thoroughinsights 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 practicalsuggestions for usingthese findings to inform the teaching of business English.

Series editors' preface Acknowledgements Transcription conventions1 CANBEC: Corpus and context1.1 Data collection1.2 Corpus constituency1.3 Contextual information1.4 Transcription and anonymization1.5 Corpus size and generalizability1.6 Outline of the bookReferences2 Background: Theory and methodology2.1 Theory2.2 Methodology2.3 SummaryReferences3 The business-meeting genre: Stages and practices3.1 Applying Bhatia's multi-perspective model of discourse to businessmeetings3.2 The meeting matrix3.3 Applying the meeting matrix3.4 SummaryReferences4 Significant meeting words: Keywords and concordances4.1 Institutional language and everyday English4.2 Lexico-grammatical theoretical considerations4.3 Word frequencies4.4 Keywords4.5 SummaryReferences5 Discourse marking and interaction: Clusters and practices5.1Defining clusters5.2 Clusters in business research5.3 Cluster lists5.4 Categorization of clusters5.5 Clusters in context5.6 SummaryReferences6 Interpersonal language: Pronouns, backchannels, vague language, hedgesand deontic modality6.1 The transactional/relational linguistic distinction6.2 Pronouns6.3 Backchannels6.4 Vague language6.5 Hedges6.6 Deontic modality6.7 SummaryReferences7 Interpersonal creativity: Problem, issue, if, and metaphors and idioms7.1 Problem and issue7.2 If7.3 Metaphors and idioms7.4 SummaryReferences8 Turn-taking: Power and constraint8.1 Turn-taking in internal meetings8.2 Turn-taking in external meetings8.3 SummaryReferences9 Teaching and learning implications9.1 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 SummaryReferencesAppendixIndex

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis                             Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English (eng)
Written In: English (eng )

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