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dc.contributor.authorSharma, Abz
dc.contributor.authorGrant, David
dc.contributor.editorCarol A Chapelle
dc.description.abstractThe study of discourse in organizations (also referred to in the literature as “organizational discourse studies”) focuses on -- the structured collections of texts embodied in the practices of talking and writing (as well as a wide variety of visual representations and cultural artifacts) that bring organizationally related objects into being as these texts are produced, disseminated and consumed through social interaction. (Grant, Hardy, Oswick, & Putnam, 2004, p. 3) -- These discourses “are always connected to other discourses which were produced earlier, as well as those which are produced synchronically and subsequently” (Fairclough & Wodak, 1997, p. 277). This means that discourses in organizations are intertextual in nature; that is, they are constituted by other discourses and the texts therein (Fairclough & Wodak, 1997; Sillince, 2007). Thus, while some researchers focus on a specifi c text in isolation, others carry out intertextual analyses whereby they examine the relationship of a given text to other texts and are able to show that the meaning attached to any particular organization-related issue or incident unfolds through the complex interplay of both socially and historically produced texts (Grant & Hardy, 2004).
dc.publisher.placeMalden, MA
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleThe Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management not elsewhere classified
dc.titleDiscourse in Organizations
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
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gro.griffith.authorGrant, David S.

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