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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


Leadership, Discourse, and Ethnicity

Janet Holmes, Meredith Marra, and Bernadette Vine

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199730759
eISBN:
9780199918454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730759.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book is about workplace discourse and it examines the relationships among leadership, ethnicity, and language use. Taking a social constructionist approach to the ways in which leadership is ... More


A Working Father: One Man's Talk about Parenting at Work

Deborah Tannen, Shari Kendall, and Cynthia Gordon

in Family Talk: Discourse and Identity in Four American Families

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195313895
eISBN:
9780199871940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313895.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines how fathers talk about family at work. Specifically, it considers how one man interactionally creates and draws upon his identity as a father at work in conversations with his ... More


Approaching the Analysis of Leadership and Ethnicity

Janet Holmes, Meredith Marra, and Bernadette Vine

in Leadership, Discourse, and Ethnicity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199730759
eISBN:
9780199918454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730759.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to examine leadership discourse in the workplace. It focuses, in particular, on how leaders communicate in “ethnicized” organizations. In ... More


Māori Leadership at Work

Janet Holmes, Meredith Marra, and Bernadette Vine

in Leadership, Discourse, and Ethnicity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199730759
eISBN:
9780199918454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730759.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

An aspiring leader must recognize the distinctive qualities of Māori leadership, and this is the focus of this chapter. The chapter draws together some of the threads identified in the exploration of ... More


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