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“Is That Right?”Questions and Questioning as Control Devices in the Workplace

Janet Holmes and Tina Chiles

in Why Do You Ask?: The Function of Questions in Institutional Discourse

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195306897
eISBN:
9780199867943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306897.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter, written by Janet Holmes and Tina Chiles, examines the frequency, distribution, and function of questions in New Zealand workplace meetings. It reviews previous work on questions, ... More


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