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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


Obligatory Femininity and Sexual Harassment

Kumiko Nemoto

in Too Few Women at the Top: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702488
eISBN:
9781501706219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702488.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter explores female workers' different interpretations and experiences of workplace sexual behaviors and interactions, and explains the processes by which workplace sexual interactions, ... More


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