Relational talk at work: from the workplace to the classroom and back again
Holmes, J. (2008) Relational talk at work: from the workplace to the classroom and back again. In: APacLSP 08 - Partnerships in Action: Research, Practice and Training, Hong Kong, China, Dec 8-10, 2008Full text not available from this repository.
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This paper describes the development of the Wellington Language in the Workplace Project from the collection and analysis of data in a range of New Zealand workplaces, through analysis and feedback, to the development of teaching materials for assisting professional migrants to manage workplace talk, and finally back into the workplace to evaluate the effectiveness of the materials. The paper illustrates the various stages of the project by examining the ways in which people construct a positive professional identity at work while also negotiating the complex relational aspects of workplace talk. The analysis focuses on the socio-pragmatic strategies used to manage identity construction through small talk and requests in workplace interaction.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Keynote)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for Applied Linguistics|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Conference Paper Type:||Keynote|
|Title of Event:||APacLSP 08 - Partnerships in Action: Research, Practice and Training|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
|Location of Event:||Hong Kong, China|
|Date(s) of Event:||Dec 8-10, 2008|
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