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Technology Linguists

Studies of technology and jobs

LinguistInvestigation
Coupland Proposed that small talk is vital in the workplace and can be used as a complex tool to fulfil a range of functions
Fairclough Believed that there are power relations between social groupings in institutions, as we have seen, and there are power relations between women and men, between ethnic groupings, between young and old, which are not specific to particular institutions
Butler Deduced that poor legal writing is cluttered, wordy, indirect and uses unnecessary technical words or phrases
Wellington Found that it is not possible to make generalisations between the genders in the workplace, however in some parts of the study, women who have been identified as ‘excellent managers’ used a wider range of verbal strategies to manage people and negotiate
Jefkins Discovered that job advertisers use language in order to encourage the job seekers to believe their claims
Senders & Fryburger Articulated that advertisement can be defined as a notification to the public in order to extend information in the society with an emphasis on specific services or products
Vestergaard & Schroder Concluded that the language of a classified advertisement for jobs is a manifestation of types of discourse that is theorised as persuasive language
Drouin & Davis Inaugurated that more than half of college students indicated that text speak hinders their ability to remember standard English
Turkoski Accentuated that the shift from traditional to electronical communication has influenced both civilian and military occupations
Velghe & Dong Convicted that our own knowledge procedures are, in effect, mostly grounded in informal learning practices, especially when we engage with people and their messages in their virtual world
Ling & Baron Initiated that there are regional differences in users' propensity to send text messages, despite it being a global phenomenon
Thurlow & Poff Identified a number of cross cultural similarities and differences in text speak, such as phonetic changes in Swedish and French
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