Displaying Competence in Organizations: Discourse Perspectives by K. PelsmaekersDisplaying Competence in Organizations: Discourse Perspectives by K. Pelsmaekers

Displaying Competence in Organizations: Discourse Perspectives

byK. PelsmaekersEditorC. Rollo, T. Van Hout

Hardcover | May 27, 2011

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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.
BERNA HENDRIKS is Assistant Professor of Business Communication at Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands GERLINDE MAUTNER is Professor and Director of the Institute for English Business Communication at WU (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien), the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria BIRGITTA MEEX is a Lecturer of Germa...
Title:Displaying Competence in Organizations: Discourse PerspectivesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:210 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.81 inPublished:May 27, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230282636

ISBN - 13:9780230282636


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