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Subject: The Language of Business Meetings: Handford
 

	
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Title: The Language of Business Meetings 
Publication Year: 2010 
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
	   http://us.cambridge.org
	
Author: Michael Handford

Hardback: ISBN:  9780521116664 Pages: 286 Price: U.S. $ 82.50
Paperback: ISBN:  9780521133432 Pages: 286 Price: U.S. $ 31.00


Abstract:

This innovative volume presents an in-depth study of the language used by
participants in business meetings. The cutting-edge research draws on the
Cambridge and Nottingham Business English Corpus (CANBEC), a unique
resource which brings together meetings of different types both within and
between companies, involving speakers whose roles and responsibilities
vary, and who represent a range of nationalities and first languages.
Keywords, concordance lines and discourse analysis provide thorough
insights into aspects such as the structural stages of meetings,
participants' discursive practices, interpersonal language and creativity,
and power and constraint. The author concludes by making practical
suggestions for using 
these findings to inform the teaching of business English. 



Series editors' preface Acknowledgements Transcription conventions 
1 CANBEC: Corpus and context 
1.1 Data collection 
1.2 Corpus constituency 
1.3 Contextual information 
1.4 Transcription and anonymization 
1.5 Corpus size and generalizability 
1.6 Outline of the book 
References 
2 Background: Theory and methodology 
2.1 Theory 
2.2 Methodology 
2.3 Summary 
References 
3 The business-meeting genre: Stages and practices 
3.1 Applying Bhatia's multi-perspective model of discourse to business 
meetings 
3.2 The meeting matrix 
3.3 Applying the meeting matrix 
3.4 Summary 
References 
4 Significant meeting words: Keywords and concordances 
4.1 Institutional language and everyday English 
4.2 Lexico-grammatical theoretical considerations 
4.3 Word frequencies 
4.4 Keywords 
4.5 Summary 
References 
5 Discourse marking and interaction: Clusters and practices 
5.1 
Defining clusters 
5.2 Clusters in business research 
5.3 Cluster lists 
5.4 Categorization of clusters 
5.5 Clusters in context 
5.6 Summary 
References 
6 Interpersonal language: Pronouns, backchannels, vague language, hedges 
and deontic modality 
6.1 The transactional/relational linguistic distinction 
6.2 Pronouns 
6.3 Backchannels 
6.4 Vague language 
6.5 Hedges 
6.6 Deontic modality 
6.7 Summary 
References 
7 Interpersonal creativity: Problem, issue, if, and metaphors and idioms 
7.1 Problem and issue 
7.2 If 
7.3 Metaphors and idioms 
7.4 Summary 
References 
8 Turn-taking: Power and constraint 
8.1 Turn-taking in internal meetings 
8.2 Turn-taking in external meetings 
8.3 Summary 
References 
9 Teaching and learning implications 
9.1 Who is the learner? 
9.2 Teaching materials: What do they teach? 
9.3 How can a corpus such as CANBEC be exploited? 
9.4 Summary 
References 
Appendix 
Index 


Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                     Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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