The Language of Business MeetingsThe Language of Business Meetings



This book presents a corpus-based study of the language used in business meetings.

Author: Michael Handford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521116664

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Page: 271

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This innovative volume presents an in-depth study of the language used by participants in business meetings. The cutting-edge research draws on the Cambridge and Nottingham Business English Corpus (CANBEC), a unique resource which brings together meetings of different types both within and between companies, involving speakers whose roles and responsibilities vary, and who represent a range of nationalities and first languages. Keywords, concordance lines and discourse analysis provide thorough insights into aspects such as the structural stages of meetings, participants' discursive practices, interpersonal language and creativity, and power and constraint. The author concludes by making practical suggestions for using these findings to inform the teaching of business English.

The Language of Business MeetingsThe Language of Business Meetings



Figure 3.3 Structural aspects of the business meeting Stage pre-2: Meeting preparation Stage pre-1: Pre-meeting ... which index these structures and practices (Ochs, 1996), we can see how business people do meetings through language.

Author: Michael Handford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521133432

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Page: 271

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This innovative volume presents an in-depth study of the language used by participants in business meetings. The cutting-edge research draws on the Cambridge and Nottingham Business English Corpus (CANBEC), a unique resource which brings together meetings of different types both within and between companies, involving speakers whose roles and responsibilities vary, and who represent a range of nationalities and first languages. Keywords, concordance lines and discourse analysis provide thorough insights into aspects such as the structural stages of meetings, participants' discursive practices, interpersonal language and creativity, and power and constraint. The author concludes by making practical suggestions for using these findings to inform the teaching of business English.

Meeting the Language Challenges of NATO OperationsMeeting the Language Challenges of NATO Operations



Sometimes delegations would bring their own interpreters to meetings. This could also cause problemsasitwas not unusual for them to bring asingle interpreterto cover a meeting lastingseveral days andtheir abilities were not always upto ...

Author: I. Jones

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137312563

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Page: 230

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After 40 years of Cold War, NATO found itself intervening in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo and Afghanistan, where the ability to communicate with local people was essential to the success of the missions. This book explains how the Alliance responded to this challenge so as to ensure that the missions did not fail through lack of understanding.