Lecture: Understanding intercultural interaction at work; Workshop: Accessing the workplace and doing being a PhD student in sociolinguistics
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. Please register by writing to Nicole.Hoehn@unibas.ch 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.