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

Author: Janet Holmes; Maria Stubbe
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2015.
Series: Routledge linguistics classics.
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Power and Politeness in the Workplace has become established as a seminal text for courses in language and professional communication.Co-authored by bestselling author Janet Holmes, this text provides insights into the way we all talk at work, including a wealth of material illustrating the way people communicate with each other in their ordinary everyday encounters in their workplaces. The analysis focuses, in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Holmes, Janet
Power and Politeness in the Workplace : A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Talk at Work
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis,c2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Holmes; Maria Stubbe
ISBN: 9781317611547 1317611543
OCLC Number: 903930085
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Power, Politeness and the Workplace Context; Power, politeness and context; Power; Politeness; Context; The Wellington Language in the Workplace Project; Brief outline of content of the book; Notes; 2 From Office to Production Line: Constructing a Corpus of Workplace Data; Designing a method of collecting workplace data; Collecting the data; Conclusion; Notes; 3 Getting Things Done at Work; Being direct downwards; Mitigation and management between equals Getting the boss to cooperate --
requests and indirectivesHints; Conclusion; Notes; 4 Workplace Meetings; Introduction; Types of meetings; How are meetings structured?; Managing interaction in meetings; Doing power and politeness in meetings: two case studies; Conclusion; Notes; 5 Small Talk and Social Chat at Work; The distribution of social talk in the workplace; Social functions of non-task-oriented talk at work; Conclusion; Notes; 6 Humour in the Workplace; Functions of humour in the workplace; Humour and workplace culture; Conclusion; Notes; 7 Miscommunication and Problematic Talk at Work MiscommunicationNegotiating with the boss; Negotiating 'downwards'; Problems, power and partnership; Conclusion; Notes; 8 Conclusion: Some Implications and Applications; Introduction; Getting integrated at work; Reflection as a learning strategy for the workplace; Conclusion; Notes; Appendix: Transcription Conventions; References; Index
Series Title: Routledge linguistics classics.
Responsibility: Janet Holmes and Maria Stubbe.
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