Professional and personal identity at work: achieving a synthesis through intercultural workplace talk
Holmes, J. and Riddiford, Nicky. (2010) Professional and personal identity at work: achieving a synthesis through intercultural workplace talk. Journal of Intercultural Communication (No.22). ISSN 1404-1634Full text not available from this repository.
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This paper analyses the ways in which professional migrants from different cultural backgrounds, using English as an Additional Language, manage the demands of constructing a positive professional identity while also negotiating the complex relational aspects of workplace talk. The well-established methodology of the Wellington Language in the Workplace Project was used to collect relevant data from migrant workers interacting in professional New Zealand organisations. The analysis focuses on the socio-pragmatic strategies used by two skilled migrants to manage identity construction through social and transactional aspects of workplace interaction. The implications of their different approaches to the challenge are discussed.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for Applied Linguistics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Intercultural Communication|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Version or Related Resource:||This paper was originally presented at the 11th New Zealand Language and Society Conference, University of Otago, Nov 17-18, 2008.|
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