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The Discourse of Business Meetings

Agency and Power in Financial Organizations

Authors: AlHaidari, Fatma M.

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  • Develops a sociolinguistic theoretical perspective on the business event of meeting
  • Advising how companies would benefit from hiring language and communication professionals to evaluate the way staff members communicate together in meetings
  • Identifies the importance of examining agency and power in facilitating the flow of communication in business meetings
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About this book

This book examines the social organizational discourse of task-oriented business meetings in a Kuwaiti financial organization and an American non-profit trade organisation. Focusing primarily on the linguistic behaviours demonstrating agency and power of managers and staff members displayed during these meetings, the project is based on ethnographic data collected during eight months of fieldwork. The author examines the similarities and differences between the linguistic behaviours of both organizations, particularly relating to the production of collective “we,” “us,” and “our” utterances and directive speech acts issued to explore how managers and co-workers perform agency and power in meetings. This distinctive book will shed light into the influence of language on the actions and relationships of managers and co-workers in business meetings, and will be of interest to applied linguists and discourse analysts in the field of business discourse in addition to business professionals in management and finance.

About the authors

Fatma M. AlHaidari is Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, Kuwait. Her research interests include sociolinguistics, language and gender, and the discourse of business meetings.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66143-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66142-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: January 15, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-319-88187-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Discourse of Business Meetings
Book Subtitle
Agency and Power in Financial Organizations
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66143-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66143-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66142-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88187-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 219
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
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