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Gendered discourse in professional communication

Louise Mullany

Palgrave Macmillan 2007, 260 s. ISBN 140398207
Bogomtale fra forlaget.

Despite the inroads that women have made into the professions in recent years, the glass ceiling still presents a persistent barrier to their career progression. This publication investigates the crucial role that gendered discourses play in perpetuating workplace gender inequalities. A range of interactional sociolinguistic data is presented as part of a broader interdisciplinary framework for analysis. The author emphasizes the importance of making academic research of practical relevance and offers guidelines for conducting future projects.