Language And Professional Identity: Aspects of Collaborative Interaction

Paperback | August 15, 2009

byKeith Richards

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This book explores the ways in which professional groups develop specific interactional procedures for conducting and representing their activities, all of which contribute to a distinctive collaborative identity. It highlights the drawbacks as well as the advantages of collaborative talk, pointing to ways of improving professional performance.

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This book explores the ways in which professional groups develop specific interactional procedures for conducting and representing their activities, all of which contribute to a distinctive collaborative identity. It highlights the drawbacks as well as the advantages of collaborative talk, pointing to ways of improving professional per...

KEITH RICHARDS is an Associate Professor at the University of Warwick, UK. His main research interests lie in the area of professional interaction and his recent publications include Qualitative Inquiry in TESOL, Applying Conversation Analysis (edited with Paul Seedhouse), and Professional Encounters in TESOL (edited with Sue Garton).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:246 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:August 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230580114

ISBN - 13:9780230580114

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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgements
Transcription Conventions
Introduction
Collaborative Identity: The Power of the Group
Staying Onside: The Negotiation of Argument
The Joke's on Them: Varieties of Humour in Collaborative Talk
The Interactional Dynamic: Stories From the Back Region
Seeing Things Our Way: The Establishment of Common Perspectives
Us and Them: Constructing the Other
Conclusion
References
Index

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"The writing style is clear and accessible. Concepts are carefully explained and the transcripts are readable and illuminating. I would highly recommend this book to researchers and postgraduate students, and trainers and managers, who are interested in talk and collaboration at work." -- Applied Linguistics (Janet Maybin)