Gendered Discourse In The Professional Workplace

Paperback | January 15, 2011

byLouise Mullany

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Despite the inroads made by women in the professions, the glass ceiling remains a persistent barrier to their career progression. Using a range of interactional sociolinguistic data this publication investigates the crucial role that gendered discourses play in perpetuating workplace gender inequalities.

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Despite the inroads made by women in the professions, the glass ceiling remains a persistent barrier to their career progression. Using a range of interactional sociolinguistic data this publication investigates the crucial role that gendered discourses play in perpetuating workplace gender inequalities.

LOUISE MULLANY is Associate Professor in Sociolinguistics at the University of Nottingham, UK. Her research primarily focuses on language and gender in business, media and medical settings. She has published in a range of international journals and edited collections on gender and professional discourse, and has recently co-edited The...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.4 × 5.4 × 0.7 inPublished:January 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230279686

ISBN - 13:9780230279681

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Diagrams
Acknowledgements
Transcription Conventions
The Professional Workplace as a Research Site
Gender Discourses: A Critical Sociolinguistic Approach
Collecting Workplace Data
Analysing Workplace Interaction
The Retail Company
The Manufacturing Company
Gendered Work: Ideologies and Stereotypes in Action
Towards the Future: Breaking the Stereotypes of Gendered work
Appendix
References
Index

Editorial Reviews

Shortlisted for the International Gender and Language (IGALA) Book Prize 2008   "...a very stimulating and timely book which provides valuable insights into the various ways in which gender is reflected, created, maintained, and challenged in workplace discourse...It will be of interest and relevance to scholars interested in workplace communication as well as language and gender." -- Stephanie Schnurr, Journal of Sociolinguistics "Louise Mullany's publication, ''Gendered Discourse in the Professional Workplace'' is a most valuable contribution to the field of research. It gives insights into the linguistic culture of the workplace and presents the correlation between gender and managerial power/authority in speech strategies. It will hence certainly attract researches, primarily sociolinguists, preoccupied with the gender-dependent communicative styles and their impact on interpersonal communication and relations at work. The book is a testament to the author's extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of sociolinguistic gender studies and boasts a most commendable methodology of discourse analysis, which can serve as the paradigm to be followed by other researchers." -- Marta Dynel, Journal of Pragmatics