Author: >Almut Koester
The Language of Work
The Language of Work:
- examines how language is used in business and the workplace, looking at a range of situations and data: from meetings to informal negotiations, promotional letters to emails
- explores representations of work in advertising, career magazines and workplace talk
- looks at the way people in business interact through small talk, politeness, customer care and management-employee relationships
- is illustrated with lively examples taken from the real world and includes a full index of terms
- features a useful section on entering the world of work, exploring job adverts and texts that give advice on CV writing and developing ‘transferable skills’.
The Routledge INTERTEXT series aims to develop readers’ understanding of how texts work. It does this by showing some of the designs and patterns in the language from which they are made, by placing texts within the contexts in which they occur, and by exploring relationships between them.
The series consists of a foundation text, Working with Texts: A core introduction to language analysis, which looks at language aspects essential for the analysis of texts, and a range of satellite texts. These apply aspects of language to a particular topic area in more detail. They complement the core text and can also be used alone, providing the user has the foundation skills furnished by the core text.