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Lecture: Understanding intercultural interaction at work; Workshop: Accessing the workplace and doing being a PhD student in sociolinguistics

DateFriday, 25th May 2012

veranstalter: NZ), Janet Holmes (U Wellington
ansprechpartner: Miriam Locher, Nicole Höhn
institution: HPSL
language: Englisch
location institution: Basel
date_raw: 25.05.2012, 12:15-17:00
date_sort: 25.05.2012, 00:00:00
date_parsed: 25.05.2012, 12:15:00

Public Lecture: “Understanding intercultural interaction at work:
Some benefits from workplace discourse research”

followed by a

Workshop “Accessing the workplace: Experience from a long-term
project” and “Doing being a PhD student in sociolinguistics”

Students attending the PhD day (1 credit point) are expected to do
some preparatory reading and to attend both parts of the day.
by writing to by 15 April 2012. 

Abstract public lecture (Understanding intercultural interaction at work: Some benefits from workplace discourse research):

Over the last few decades, New Zealanders have increasingly
begun to perceive their country as a relatively diverse and
multicultural society. People migrating to New Zealand often
find, however, that their experience does not always live up to
this rhetoric. Drawing on a theoretical model developed to
analyse workplace discourse in its wider socio-cultural context
(Holmes, Marra and Vine 2011), and data from intercultural
interactions between migrants and their workplace mentors,
this paper identifies evidence of the attitudes of New
Zealanders towards skilled migrants as they enter the
professional New Zealand workforce. The implications of the
analysis for intercultural relations are also discussed.