Despite the inroads that women have made into the professions in recent years, the glass ceiling is just as persistent as ever. Gendered Discourse in the Professional Workplace aims to investigate the crucial role that gendered discourses play in perpetuating workplace gender inequalities. A range of interactional sociolinguistic data is analysed from ethnographic case studies of businesses in which women and men managers perform a range of stereotypical gendered speech styles when enacting their professional identities. These interactions are scrutinized as part of a broader interdisciplinary framework for analysis, which enables language, gender and power to be scrutinized at both local and global levels. The importance of academic research being of practical relevance to the community under study and wider society as a whole is firmly emphasized, and practical guidelines for conducting future projects are presented.

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