LINGUIST List 21.4009

Sun Oct 10 2010

Books: Discourse Analysis/Applied Ling: Koester

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        1.    Jennifer Tighe, Workplace Discourse: Koester

Message 1: Workplace Discourse: Koester
Date: 04-Oct-2010
From: Jennifer Tighe <>
Subject: Workplace Discourse: Koester
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Title: Workplace Discourse Series Title: Continuum Discourse Published: 2010 Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd

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Author: Almut Koester Electronic: ISBN: 9781441148933 Pages: 208 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847061157 Pages: 208 Price: U.K. £ 75.00

Workplace Discourse provides an overview of the rapidly developing field ofspoken and written workplace interaction, taking a fresh perspective onresearch methods and key issues in the field. It examines discourse in awide variety of workplace contexts using both genre analysis and acorpus-driven approach.

The book draws on Koester's previous research, but examines the currentstate of workplace discourse more widely. It provides a descriptive accountof the linguistic characteristics of workplace discourse within theirsocial and organizational contexts, with illustrative extracts from realtexts and naturally occurring spoken interactions.

It showcases specific issues at the forefront of current research andpractice in this area: the use of English as a lingua franca, theimportance of relationship building and the teaching applications of research.

"Workplace Discourse provides an accessible and thought-provokingintroduction to spoken and written workplace language. Koester draws upon awide-range of diverse data sources and highlights the value of an approachthat combines genre analysis and corpus linguistics. This publication willbe a valuable resource for students, teachers and researchers working inthe areas of discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, English languageteaching and intercultural communication."Louise Mullany, Associate Professor of Sociolinguistics, University ofNottingham ,UK

"Workplace Discourse is a rich addition to the existing body of work onworkplace talk. It provides a comprehensive overview of the field to dateand brings together a wide range of methods and analytical approaches. Withits well selected examples and practical advice on applications of researchfor teaching and training purposes it will prove a valuable resource forboth students and experienced researchers but also everyone interested onthe distinctive characteristics of workplace discourse."Jo Angouri, Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and Intercultural Communication,University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics                             Discipline of Linguistics                             General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English (eng)
Written In: English (eng )

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