Resisting corporate communications : insights into folk linguistics
Llewellyn, Nick and Harrison, Alan. (2006) Resisting corporate communications : insights into folk linguistics. Human Relations, 59 (4). pp. 567-596. ISSN 0018-7267Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0018726706065374
Focus group research is used to examine how employees read corporate communications, supplying empirical evidence of an apparently resilient and shared anti-management discourse at the shopfloor level. The main contribution of the article lies in showing how such traditional attitudes are reproduced through employees' cynical readings of corporate communications. The article complements more conventional modes of discourse analysis by exploring how employees analyse text; how they identify discursive controversies and find evidence of 'conniving' management Considering such processes reveals points of interest about how employees' folk linguistic competencies are locally deployed in ways that reproduce class-based logics and sentiments.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Human Relations|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Official Date:||April 2006|
|Number of Pages:||30|
|Page Range:||pp. 567-596|
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