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Power and politeness in the workplace : a sociolinguistic analysis of talk at work

Author: Janet Holmes; Maria Stubbe
Publisher: London : Longman, 2003.
Series: Real language series.
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"This book aims to provide useful information to those interested in the many functions of talk at work. It should be useful to those teaching courses on business or interpersonal communications; language in the workplace; discourse analysis; communication studies; programmatics and sociolinguistics. It should also be of interest to workplace practitioners, and especially those involved in Human Resources training,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Holmes; Maria Stubbe
ISBN: 0582368774 9780582368774
OCLC Number: 50783299
Description: ix, 198 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Power, Politeness and the Workplace Context --
2. From Office to Production Line: Constructing a Corpus of Workplace Data --
3. Getting Things Done at Work --
4. Workplace Meetings --
5. Small Talk and Social Chat at Work --
6. Humour in the Workplace --
7. Miscommunication and Problematic Talk at Work --
8. Conclusion: Some Implications and Applications.
Series Title: Real language series.
Responsibility: Janet Holmes and Maria Stubbe.
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Providing insights into the way we all talk at work, this text contains material that illustrates the way people communicate with each other in their ordinary everyday encounters in the workplaces.  Read more...

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