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Teaching Business Discourse

  • Cornelia Ilie
  • Catherine Nickerson
  • Brigitte Planken

Part of the Research and Practice in Applied Linguistics book series (RPAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. An Introduction to Teaching Business Discourse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Cornelia Ilie, Catherine Nickerson, Brigitte Planken
      Pages 3-19
    3. Cornelia Ilie, Catherine Nickerson, Brigitte Planken
      Pages 21-36
    4. Cornelia Ilie, Catherine Nickerson, Brigitte Planken
      Pages 37-54
  3. Projects and Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Cornelia Ilie, Catherine Nickerson, Brigitte Planken
      Pages 57-73
    3. Cornelia Ilie, Catherine Nickerson, Brigitte Planken
      Pages 75-91
    4. Cornelia Ilie, Catherine Nickerson, Brigitte Planken
      Pages 93-108
  4. Business Discourse at the Practice-Classroom Interface

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Cornelia Ilie, Catherine Nickerson, Brigitte Planken
      Pages 111-126
    3. Cornelia Ilie, Catherine Nickerson, Brigitte Planken
      Pages 127-140
    4. Cornelia Ilie, Catherine Nickerson, Brigitte Planken
      Pages 141-162
  5. A Guide to Resources for Business Discourse Teaching

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Cornelia Ilie, Catherine Nickerson, Brigitte Planken
      Pages 165-175
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 177-197

About this book

Introduction

This book presents research in business discourse and offers pedagogical approaches to teaching business discourse in both classroom and consultancy contexts that address the key issues of dealing with different types of learners, developing teaching materials and evaluation. Drawing on the authors’ extensive experience of researching business discourse from a variety of different perspectives including pragmatics, discourse analysis, rhetoric, and language for specific purposes, it demonstrates how these approaches may be applied to teaching. Each chapter includes a list of additional readings, together with a number of practical tasks designed to help readers apply the materials presented. Case studies are used throughout the book to illustrate the concepts, thus equipping readers with a set of research tools to extend their own understanding of how language and communication operate in business contexts, as well introducing them to a variety of research-based ideas that can be translated easily into a classroom setting. The book is cross-cultural in scope as it includes perspectives from a range of different contexts. It represents a significant advance in current literature and will provide a valuable resource for students and scholars of applied linguistics, business communication, and business discourse, in addition to teachers of Business English.

Cornelia Ilie is Professor of Linguistics and Rhetoric, Strömstad Academy, Sweden.

Catherine Nickerson is Professor of Business Communication at Zayed University, United Arab Emirates.

Brigitte Planken is Associate Professor of Communication and Information Studies, Radboud University, the Netherlands.

Keywords

business language business English multicultural workplace English for specific purposes multimodal discourse analysis critical discourse analysis genre analysis organizational rhetoric consultancy business communication communicative competence digital workplace computer-mediated communication Target Situation Analysis communication audit research methods developing teaching materials research-based pedagogy teaching business discourse pragmatics

Authors and affiliations

  • Cornelia Ilie
    • 1
  • Catherine Nickerson
    • 2
  • Brigitte Planken
    • 3
  1. 1.Strömstad AcademyStrömstadSweden
  2. 2.College of BusinessZayed UniversityDubaiUnited Arab Emirates
  3. 3.Radboud UniversityNijmegenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96475-1
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-96474-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-96475-1
  • Buy this book on publisher's site