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Professional Communication across Languages and Cultures
     

Professional Communication across Languages and Cultures

by Stanca M (Editor), R S (Editor), Janet Holmes, Edda Weigand, Jo Angouri
 
Professional Communication across Languages and Cultures aims at developing an integrative linguistic perspective on talk at work. Professional communication allows multi- and interdisciplinary explorations on how workplace relationships and mechanisms are influenced by the use of certain linguistic patterns. The book approaches the topic of professional

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Professional Communication across Languages and Cultures aims at developing an integrative linguistic perspective on talk at work. Professional communication allows multi- and interdisciplinary explorations on how workplace relationships and mechanisms are influenced by the use of certain linguistic patterns. The book approaches the topic of professional communication from multiple levels, providing critical, valuable insights into the dynamics of creating and maintaining professional relationships at work.
After outlining the theoretical and analytical frameworks, the eleven chapters uncover and develop integrative themes that emerge within the three parts of the book: Dialogue and identity in professional settings, Functions and strategies in professional communication and Specific issues in professional communication.
Scholars and students who are interested in research based on authentic data and case studies of efficient communication at work, as well as those teaching courses on interpersonal communication, discourse analysis, pragmatics and sociolinguistics will find useful insights in this volume.

Editorial Reviews

Zsuzsanna Zsubrinszky
It is a useful resource for scholars and advanced students who are interested in professional communication across cultures, as well as for people who need to use English at work to communicate effectively in a wide range of situations through both written and spoken means. [...] this publication succeeds in summarising and discussing the most prominent strands of recent and ongoing research on professional communication. [...] the volume “Professional Communication across Languages and Cultures” succeeds in providing a thorough and welcomed overview of many emergent issues in the field of cross-cultural professional communication.
Marion Grein
The book convincingly highlights the dynamics of dialogue in the workplace. 14 authors focus on different facets of professional communication. However, the volume nevertheless has a common thread showing the relationship between verbal interaction or rather interpersonal communication and social and cultural factors in workplace communication.
Phoenix W. Y. Lam
Researchers who are interested in taking a discourse analytic approach to professional communication will [...] find this volume particularly useful, and will benefit from its discussion of a wide range of current issues relevant to professional communication research worldwide. Scholars who are engaged in cross-linguistic or cross- and inter-cultural studies of professional communication, especially in the European context, will also enjoy the wealth of multilingual and multicultural examples of workplace interactions that the volume has to offer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789027210340
Publisher:
John Benjamins Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/19/2012
Series:
Dialogue Studies Series , #17
Pages:
290

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