Double-voicing at Work: Power, Gender and Linguistic Expertise

  • Authors
  • Judith Baxter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Judith Baxter
    Pages 1-22
  3. Judith Baxter
    Pages 92-106
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 107-118

About this book


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.


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