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1st Edition

Workplace Writing
Beyond the Text

ISBN 9781138193840
Published September 25, 2017 by Routledge
176 Pages

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Book Description

Workplace Writing: Beyond the Text draws together a wealth of research into different aspects of writing in workplace settings, creating a comprehensive picture of workplace writing and covering factors and activities that go far beyond the text. In a full analysis of the challenges facing the student writer transitioning from the academy to the workplace, this book:

  • covers topics ranging from intertextuality and collaborative writing practices to considerations of power and politeness, and the impact of organisational culture and processes of socialisation
  • brings together the multiple, often interlinked factors that surround and impact on the process of workplace writing and the texts produced in professional settings
  • takes a close look at the pedagogical implications of the various issues relating to workplace writing
  • serves as a resource for teachers who want to go beyond potentially simplistic accounts of writing in the workplace and to provide students with a richer picture of what happens there

Workplace Writing will be essential reading for any students, pre- and in-service teachers and researchers with an interest in professional and business discourse and language teaching for specific purposes.

Table of Contents

1. The workplace and the academy  2. Workplace communities and workplace writing  3. Genres and genre analysis  4. Intertextuality  5. Collaboration  6. Power, politeness and language  7. Channels of communication  8. Organisational culture  9. Socialisation processes  10. Workplace writing and pedagogy: concluding thoughts 

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Stephen Bremner is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at City University of Hong Kong.