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

  • Authors

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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About the authors

Judith Baxter is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Aston University, UK. She has written and edited many publications on the themes of language and gender, language and education, and the language of leadership. The research represented in this book derives from a major UK Research Council grant on gender and the language of leadership, as well as a case study of Judith's work featured in the BBC2 TV series Hilary Devey's Women at the Top.

Bibliographic information


“Baxter successfully combines key features of a good introductory stance towards her subject, offering clear and accessible overviews of the key themes of power and gender, with a nuanced and rich analysis of empirical data. Her book will therefore appeal to both ‘old-timers’ as well as ‘newcomers’ to the study of Bakhtin, gender and power. … Baxter’s work certainly sparks interest and engagement and is likely to lead readers to continue to follow her ideas.” (Theresa Lillis, Journal of Sociolinguistics, Vol. 19, 2015)