27.3718, Books: Enacting the Roles of Boss and Employee in German Business Meetings: Barske

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Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:36:43
From: Chris Humphrey [chumphrey at c-s-p.org]
Subject: Enacting the Roles of Boss and Employee in German Business Meetings: Barske

 


Title: Enacting the Roles of Boss and Employee in German Business
Meetings 
Subtitle: A Conversation Analytic Study of How Social Roles are Co-Constructed 
Publication Year: 2016 
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
	   http://www.cambridgescholars.com/
	

Book URL: http://www.cambridgescholars.com/enacting-the-roles-of-boss-and-employee-in-german-business-meetings 


Author: Tobias Barske

Hardback: ISBN:  9781443888233 Pages: 180 Price: U.K. £ 41.99
Hardback: ISBN:  9781443888233 Pages: 180 Price: U.S. $ 71.95


Abstract:

This book investigates how participants in German business meetings
collaborate to “talk” this speech exchange system into existence. Using the
methodology of conversation analysis, the study describes how participants in
meetings perform different social roles, specifically, focusing on ways in
which the enactment of “doing-being-boss” and “doing-being-employee” depends
upon a moment-by-moment collaboration between all participants. In its
description of how participants enact these social roles through
talk-in-interaction, the book also incorporates systematically embodied
actions into the analysis of business meetings.

Chapter Two situates this project within existing studies on business
meetings, and introduces the research methodology of conversation analysis,
while Chapter 3 examines all uses of the particle ok in German business
meetings, arguing that certain uses of ok relate to enacting the social role
of “doing-being-boss.” Chapter 4 then investigates the practice of how
employees produce extended reports about ongoing projects. In discussing the
social role of “doing-being-employee,” it compares the practice of
story-telling in ordinary conversation to that of producing reports during
German business meetings. Moreover, Chapter 5 problematizes the notion of
pre-assigned social roles. Using the concept of zones of interactional
transition, it discusses instances where employees question the role of the
meeting facilitator, chairperson, and boss. In analyzing the interactional
fallout in these examples, it offers additional evidence that social roles
such as boss represent a social construct which depends on a constant
co-construction of this role. Finally, the conclusion situates the study’s
findings within the field of institutional talk.
 



Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                     Sociolinguistics


Written In: English  (eng)

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