Women Speaking Up: Getting and Using Turns in Workplace Meetings

Women Speaking Up: Getting and Using Turns in Workplace Meetings

by C. Ford
     
 

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Countering popular myths of women's deficiencies in communicating in traditionally male professions, the author uses women's talkto illustrate the interactional skills required to contribute effectively to workplace meetings, and presents new insights on the organization of talk in meetings while celebrating women's clear competence.

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Countering popular myths of women's deficiencies in communicating in traditionally male professions, the author uses women's talkto illustrate the interactional skills required to contribute effectively to workplace meetings, and presents new insights on the organization of talk in meetings while celebrating women's clear competence.

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"Cecilia Ford's Women Speaking Up is a refreshing look at the linguistic competency of women in the workplace...In what could otherwise be a daunting array of research participants and transcripts, the book makes excellent use of organizational keys, typographical indicators, and line drawings to organize data and help the reader follow along. This is thoughtful, nuanced, sophisticated work that avoids prescriptive findings or reductive applications...we should applaud Ford's commitment to making the methods and theoretical contributions of conversation analysis so accessible and to thereby allow women and men from all academic disciplines to celebrate women's agency."

- Rebecca Wey, Gender and Language journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403987228
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Series:
Communicating in Professions and Organizations Series
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

CECILIA E. FORD is Professor, College of Letters and Science, English Women's Studies Program at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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