Leadership, Discourse, and Ethnicity

Paperback | December 13, 2011

byJanet Holmes, Meredith Marra, Bernadette Vine

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This is the first book in the field of workplace discourse to examine the relationships among leadership, ethnicity, and language use. Taking a social constructionist approach to the ways in which leadership is enacted through discourse, Leadership, Discourse, and Ethnicity problematizes theconcept of ethnicity and demonstrates the importance of context - particularly the community of practice - in determining what counts as relevant in the analysis of ethnicity. The authors analyse everyday workplace interactions supplemented by interview data to examine the ways in which workplace leaders use language to achieve their transactional and relational goals in contrasting "ethnicized" contexts, two of which are Maori and two European/Pakeha. Their analysis paysspecial attention to the roles of ethnic values, beliefs and orientations in talk.

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This is the first book in the field of workplace discourse to examine the relationships among leadership, ethnicity, and language use. Taking a social constructionist approach to the ways in which leadership is enacted through discourse, Leadership, Discourse, and Ethnicity problematizes theconcept of ethnicity and demonstrates the imp...

Janet Holmes is Professor of Linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington. Meredith Marra is Senior Lecturerat the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington. Bernadette Vine is Corpus Manager at the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 0.79 inPublished:December 13, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199730741

ISBN - 13:9780199730742

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AcknowledgementsTables and Figures1. Leadership, Discourse and Ethnicity2. Collecting the Data3. Constructing Leadership Through Language4. Business Meetings5. Relational Talk at Work6. Co-leadership7. Maori Leadership at Work8. Learning from Intercultural ResearchTranscription ConventionsGlossaryReferences