Erika Darics, PhD
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Digital Business Discourse

A book edited by Dr Erika Darics (University of Portsmouth)

In spite of the prevalent use of computer-mediated communication modes in today’s professional workplaces, up till now the language and language use of these mediated modes have only received scant attention, particularly if compared to publications on computer-mediated business communication within cognate fields of business communication, information and organizational sciences.

Although discourse-focussed research of organisational or business communication has become more prevalent in the last decade following the realisation that the close, language-centred analysis of naturally occurring interactions is a fruitful method to shed light on the complexities of interactions in the professional workplace, business discourse research up till now seemed to have neglected interactions that take place via mediated communication channels.

Recent publications on business discourse either only scarcely register computer-mediated discourse, or struggle to meaningfully combine the findings of the scholarship of organizational studies and linguistic/computer-mediated discourse studies. The proposed volume of Digital Business Discourse is aimed to fill this gap by bringing together research addressing the interactional practices enabled by the various mediated communication modes currently used in the professional workplace or virtual work teams.


31 Jan 2014Full chapter submission
30 Apr 2014Comments/Revisions due
31 July 2014Final draft due from contributors
30 Sept 2014Delivery of final typescript