Gendered Talk at Work

Constructing Gender Identity Through Workplace Discourse

by Janet Holmes

Series: Language and Social Change (No. 3)

Gendered Talk at Work examines how women and men negotiate their gender identities as well as their professional roles in everyday workplace communication.
  • written accessibly by one of the field’s foremost researchers
  • explores the ways in which gender contributes to the interpretation of meaning in workplace interaction
  • uses original and insightfully analyzed data to focus on the ways in which both women and men draw on gendered discourse resources to enact a range of workplace roles
  • illustrates how a qualitative analysis of workplace discourse can throw light on the many ways in which workplace discourse provides a resource for constructing gender identity as one component of our complex socio-cultural identity

  • Wiley; April 2008
  • ISBN: 9781405178457
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Gendered Talk at Work
  • Series: Language and Social Change (No. 3)
  • Author: Janet Holmes
  • Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell

About The Author

Janet Holmes holds a personal Chair in Linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington. Her publications include The Blackwell Handbook of Language and Gender (2003; co-edited with Miriam Meyerhoff), Power and Politeness in the Workplace (2003; with Maria Stubbe), and Women, Men and Politeness (1995).