The Language of Female Leadership
By (author) Judith Baxter
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Language of Female Leadership by Judith Baxter
Book DescriptionCould language be a reason why women are under-represented at senior level in the business world? Using data from senior management meetings, this book explores how female leaders use language to achieve their business and relational goals by arguing that senior women have to develop linguistic expertise in order to be effective leaders.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781403997883
(216mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 19-Nov-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Judith Baxter
Double-Voicing at Work, Hardback (January 2014)
This book reveals how 'double-voicing' is an inherent and routine part of spoken interactions within institutional contexts. Baxter's research shows that women use double-voicing more than men as a means of gaining acceptance and approval in the workplace. Double-voicing thus involves an interplay between power, gender and linguistic expertise.
Speaking Out, Hardback (December 2005)
Focusing on the female voice in public contexts, a group of language and gender specialists considers the barriers and opportunities encountered by women in gaining recognition in politics, law, the church, education, the business world and the media, where people are judged by the way they speak and where female speech is evaluated differently.
Positioning Gender in Discourse, Paperback (September 2003)
Feminist Poststructuralist Discourse Analysis helps analyse how speakers construct their gendered identities within a complex web of power relations. Demonstrated here through a study of teenagers' conversation in class and senior managers' discussions in business meetings, it challenges the view that females are disempowered in mixed-sex settings.
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A collection of literature anthologies and reference books for Key Stage 3 onwards.
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Author Biography - Judith Baxter
JUDITH BAXTER is Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at Aston University, UK. Her research interests are in the fields of gender and language, discourse analysis, classroom language, leadership language, identity and feminist post-structuralism. She is the author of Positioning Gender in Discourse: A Feminist Methodology (Palgrave, 2003) and editor of Speaking Out: The Female Voice in Public Contexts (Palgrave 2006). She recently won an ESRC grant to research the subject of gender and leadership discourse.
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