Community and Identity in Teacher Professional Talk

Community and Identity in Teacher Professional Talk : Applying Corpus Methodologies

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Taking a corpus linguistic perspective, Community and Identity in Teacher Professional Talk addresses the central question of how professional communities are constructed through language. This book explores the relatively neglected site of professional discourse, teacher talk outside of the classroom, and examines the possibilities and challenges of operationalising an existing social theory to interpret evidence generated using corpus-based methodologies. Demonstrating how powerful corpus methodologies can be for the study of language in context, this book is essesntial reading for those doing research on professional discourse and corpus more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138901776
  • 9781138901773

About Elaine E. Vaughan

Elaine Vaughan lectures in TESOL/Linguistics at the University of Limerick, where she is also currently Course Director of the MA more

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Introduction: Investigating Community and Identity in Language Chapter 2: Corpus Linguistics and Corpus-based Methodology Chapter 3: Managing the Meeting and Articulating Practices Chapter 4: Articulating Identity in Context Chapter 5: Managing and Maintaining the Community: Investigating Politeness Norms and Norming in the Community Chapter 6: Managing and Maintaining the Community: The Pragmatics of Humour in the Workplace Chapter 7: Conclusion - Corpus-based Investigations of Professional Communitiesshow more