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Name: Nick  Wilson
Institution: Victoria University of Wellington
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Homepage: http://vuw.academia.edu/NickWilson
State and/or Country: New Zealand   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Wilson, Nick. 2009. 'The discourse of deputies: Communicating co-leadership in a rugby club.' Te Reo, 52: 73-98.

Wilson, Nick. 2010. 'Bros, boys and guys: Address term function and communities of practice in a New Zealand rugby team.' New Zealand English Journal, 24: 33-54.
Dissertation Abstract: Leadership as Social Practice: The discursive construction of leadership and team identity in a New Zealand rugby team



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