Language and Culture at Work

1st Edition

Stephanie Schnurr, Olga Zayts

Routledge
Published January 31, 2017
Reference - 158 Pages
ISBN 9781138688490 - CAT# Y266511

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Summary

Language and Culture at Work provides an overview of the complex role that culture plays in workplace contexts. Eight chapters cover the core aspects of culture at work, comprising:

  • Face and politeness
  • Decision making
  • Leadership
  • Identity
  • Gender
  • Work-life balance

The authors draw on a significant corpus of authentic workplace data collected in numerous professional and medical settings involving participants from a variety of different socio-cultural backgrounds (including Chinese, Filipino, Indian, British, Dutch, Hong Kong, Taiwanese and Australian). Using in-depth analyses of authentic interactions and interviews, the book proposes a new integrated framework for researching culture at work from a sociolinguistic perspective.

This is key reading for researchers and recommended for those working in the areas of sociolinguistics, communication studies, discourse analysis and applied linguistics. It will be of particular interest to students of professional and workplace communication, intercultural communication and intercultural pragmatics.

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