Displaying Competence in Organizations: Discourse Perspectives

Hardcover | July 15, 2011

EditorPriscilla Heynderickx, Katja Pelsmaekers, Craig Rollo

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Competence encompasses or overlaps with notions of efficiency, success, accountability, excellence and self-justification. This collection explores ways in which individuals, teams or groups in organizations discursively present themselves as competent to perform tasks or functions, possibly at a superior level.

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Competence encompasses or overlaps with notions of efficiency, success, accountability, excellence and self-justification. This collection explores ways in which individuals, teams or groups in organizations discursively present themselves as competent to perform tasks or functions, possibly at a superior level.

KATJA PELSMAEKERS & CRAIG ROLLO teach in the English section of the Department of International Business Communication at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Katja’s research interests lie in the fields of Discourse Analysis in organizational settings, situated language use and multilingual comprehension, and in English for Specific P...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.84 × 5.78 × 0.8 inPublished:July 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230282636

ISBN - 13:9780230282636

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Table of Contents

List Of Contributors
Acknowledgements
Discourse Perspectives on Competence in Organizations; T.Van Hout, K.Pelsmaekers, P.Heynderickx& C.Rollo
‘Taking Ownership’: Language and Ethnicity in the Job Interview; C.Roberts
Equality for Those Who are Competent. Discourses on Competencies, Diversity and Equality in the Public Sector; S.Scheepers
The Language of Power. An Analysis of a Corpus of CEO Letters; B.Hendriks& M.Van Mulken
The Successful 2008 Presidential Candidate: How Political Weblogs Have Contributed in Shaping the American Electorate’s Preferences; G.Riboni
The Representation of Competence in Newspaper Interviews. A Linguistic-Pragmatic Discourse Analysis of the (Self-)Representation of Journalists and Politicians in Written Interviews; M.Temmerman
Competence on Display: Crafting Stories During Newsroom Editorial Conferences; T.Van Hout& E.Van Praet
Interpreting Competence: Nursing Staff and Family Members as Ad-Hoc Interpreters in Hospitals; B.Pawlack
The Discursive Construal of Purpose by Means of Competence in German and English Corporate Mission Statements; B.Meex& H.Verplaetse
‘Adam Smith for Diocesan Missioner’: Legitimation in Religious Discourse; G.Mautner
References
Index