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Title:Linguistic Creativity and Professional Discourse Strategies: An Intercultural Perspective
Author(s):Van Horn, Stanley
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Kachru, Braj B.
Department / Program:Linguistics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Business Administration, Management
Abstract:The discourse strategies of teams attempting the same task are compared and contrasted in this study. While a linguistic analysis of business student team meetings cannot provide a business assessment of a team's solution, teams can be comparatively assessed by how they reach their objectives in terms of the internal logic of the team discourse. Not all teams are equally successful in reaching their own objective. The meetings of two different teams show dramatic differences in the organization of the task and in the discourse routines which are used to manage discussion. A debating style of cyclical challenges locks one team into opposing sides, while a constructive style characterizes another team whose members elaborate and ratify each other's open-ended proposals.
Issue Date:2006
Description:305 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3250338
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2006

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