1st Edition

The Language of Work

ISBN 9780415307307
Published July 15, 2004 by Routledge
136 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Intertext series has been specifically designed to meet the needs of contemporary English Language Studies. Working with Texts: A Core Introduction to Language Analysis (second edition 2001) is the foundation text, which is complemented by a range of 'satellite' titles. These provide students with hands-on practical experience of textual analysis through special topics, and can be used individually or in conjunction with Working with Texts.

The Language of Work:

  • examines how language is used in business and the workplace, looking at a range of situations and data: from meetings to informal negotiations, promotional letters to emails
  • explores representations of work in advertising, career magazines and workplace talk
  • looks at the way people in business interact through small talk, politeness, customer care and management-employee relationships
  • is illustrated with lively examples taken from the real world and includes a full index of terms
  • features a useful section on entering the world of work, exploring job adverts and texts that give advice on CV writing and developing 'transferable skills'.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements  1. Introduction to the Language of Work  2. Perspectives on the World of Work  3. Written Workplace Genres  4. Spoken Workplace Genres  5. Business Relationships  6. Entering the Job Market  Index of Terms  Further Reading  References

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