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Tue Dec 14 2010

Books: Sociolinguistics: Lipovsky

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        1.     Chris Humphrey , Negotiating Solidarity: Lipovsky

Message 1: Negotiating Solidarity: Lipovsky
Date: 07-Dec-2010
From: Chris Humphrey <>
Subject: Negotiating Solidarity: Lipovsky
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Title: Negotiating Solidarity Subtitle: A Social-Linguistic Approach to Job Interviews Published: 2010 Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Author: Caroline Lipovsky Hardback: ISBN: 1443819913 9781443819916 Pages: 145 Price: U.K. £ 34.99

"Negotiating Solidarity: A Social-Linguistic Approach to Job Interviews"explores the linguistic co-construction of self-presentation in jobinterviews. It shows how candidates construct their professionalidentities, and establish co-membership and build rapport with theirinterviewers. Specifically, it illustrates how candidates enact theirprofessional expertise and put their qualities forward, and highlights thelinguistic features that succeed (or fail) to make a good impression oninterviewers. Using extracts from authentic job interviews, Lipovskyillustrates the influence of candidates' communicative styles on theimpression they make on their interviewers, and the part that candidates'semantic and lexico-grammatical choices play in defining the personalaffinity between interviewer and candidate, and consequently in the hiringdecision.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Written In: English (eng )

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