Discursive Strategies in Multicultural Business Meetings

Author:   Gina Poncini ,  Maurizio Gotti
Publisher:   Verlag Peter Lang
Edition:   2nd edition
Volume:   13
ISBN:  

9783039112968


Pages:   338
Publication Date:   05 February 2007
Format:   Paperback
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Winner of the Association for Business Communication Award for Distinguished Publication on Business Communication. This book explores multiparty, multicultural interaction at international business meetings. It investigates discourse at an Italian company's meetings of its international distributors, conducted mainly in English and attended by participants from different countries in Europe, Asia and North America. Data come from audio recordings of the meetings, normally lasting two to three days, and are supplemented by the author's observations of the meetings. The study uses a series of approaches to analyze selected linguistic and interactional features, presenting an in-depth analysis and discussion of data extracts that draws on both qualitative and quantitative approaches. It highlights the way the main company speaker and some of the multilingual participants use discursive strategies to build common ground, to construct a cooperative business relationship or to negotiate or avert conflict. The study questions the role of cultural differences in approaching multicultural, multilingual meetings and argues that organizational roles, the business context and individual differences must also be considered.

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Author:   Gina Poncini ,  Maurizio Gotti
Publisher:   Verlag Peter Lang
Imprint:   Verlag Peter Lang
Edition:   2nd edition
Volume:   13
Dimensions:   Width: 15.00cm , Height: 2.30cm , Length: 22.00cm
Weight:   0.490kg
ISBN:  

9783039112968


ISBN 10:   3039112961
Pages:   338
Publication Date:   05 February 2007
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
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« In its empirical detailed linguistic analysis of multicultural, multilingual meeting interactions this volume provides a much needed stepping stone on the road towards a truly multidisciplinary agenda for business discourse analysis within a globalised economic context.


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The Author: Gina Poncini teaches English Business Communication at the University of Milan and Communication in Multilingual Business Contexts at the University of Lugano. Her research interests include business meetings, intercultural business communication, and tourism communication. She is currently Vice President Europe of the Association for Business Communication.

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