"Discourse at/on/as work"
The Department of Foreign Language Business Communication at the WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is kindly inviting you to participate in the 6th WU Symposium on International Business Communication, held December 11-13, 2013 in Vienna, Austria.
Aim of the symposium
This symposium aims to explore work from a discourse perspective. Bringing together researchers with different theoretical backgrounds and methodological preferences, we are hoping to address a broad spectrum of issues related to workplace discourse, ranging from the micro-linguistic features of interaction to macro-level discursive patterns, and including both verbal and non-verbal dimensions.
The three prepositions in the symposium title hint at the three different, if partly overlapping, thematic strands that we would like to see represented:
- discourse as it unfolds at work (whether in formal meetings or informally around the water cooler)
- discourse on (i.e. about) work (e.g., in media reports on unemployment)
- discourse as work (cue 'emotional labour' in the service industries, for example).
- Gerlinde Mautner (Institute for English Business Communication)
- Martin Stegu (Institute for Romance Languages)
- Renate Rathmayr (Institute for Slavic Languages)
- Elisabeth Peters (Department of Foreign Language Business Communication)
Papers are by invitation only:
Jo Angouri – University of the West of England
‘We are a small team pretending to be a big one’ - Problem solving in family businesses
- Deborah Cameron – University of Oxford
Ian Clarke – University of Edinburgh and Ruth
Wodak – University of Lancaster:
Micro-level discursive strategies for constructing shared views around strategic issues in team meetings
Alexandre Duchêne – University of Fribourg
The dark side of multilingualism at work: Language "factories" and the taylorization of linguistic resources
Nick Ellis – Durham University
Doing things with "work"
Chris Hackley – Royal Holloway, University of
The discourse of/in advertising agencies
Kerry Harman - Birkbeck, University of London
Learning at work as embodiment and activation of discourse
Christian Heath – King's College London
Creating competition: The interactional accomplishment of the sale of fine art and antiques at auction
Almut Köster – University of Birmingham
Discourse at work: What is it and how can we study it?
- Marek Nekula – University of Regensburg
- Nelson Phillips – Imperial College London
Katrina Pritchard – Birkbeck, University of
Weary women: Re-constructing retirement in the 21st century
Cooperative strategies in communication with customers in small Russian companies
Britta Thörle – University of Siegen
Carnival in the company: Organisational norms and their subversion in team meetings
Dennis Tourish – Royal Holloway, University of
Transformational leadership discourse
Rebecca Whiting – Birkbeck, University of
Baby boomers and the lost generation: On the discursive legitimacy of generations at work