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Communicative practices at work : multimodality and learning in a high-tech firm

Author: Jo Anne Kleifgen
Publisher: Bristol : Multilingual Matters, 2013.
Series: Language, mobility, and institutions.
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This book examines communicative practices in a circuit-board manufacturing plant in California's Silicon Valley, where the employees come from diverse ethnolinguistic backgrounds, their activities involve the use of high-tech equipment and their practices are shaped by, and sometimes contest, local and global forces. Analyses of the data show that learning occurs optimally when workers make strategic use of both  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2013022863
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jo Anne Kleifgen
ISBN: 1783090464 9781783090464 1306137187 9781306137188
OCLC Number: 865564804
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction: Theorizing Communicative Practices at Work; 2 Genesis, Inc. and Its People; 3 Multimodal Interaction on the Assembly Floor; 4 Doing Social Work: Power Relations in Interaction; 5 Globalizing Forces and Quality-Control Certification; 6 Learning-in-Practice; 7 Conclusion: Towards a Comprehensive Understanding of Communicative Practices at Work; Appendix; References; Index.
Series Title: Language, mobility, and institutions.
Responsibility: Jo Anne Kleifgen.
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