Discourse, Communication and the Enterprise.- Genres and Trends

by Giuliana Elena Garzone (Volume editor) Maurizio Gotti (Volume editor)
©2011 Edited Collection 451 Pages
Series: Linguistic Insights, Volume 134


This book brings together a selection of papers originally presented at the fifth conference on Discourse, Communication and the Enterprise (DICOEN V) held in Milan in September 2009, and mainly focuses on the relevance of discourse and communication to the world of business and organizations as seen from a variety of disciplines (linguistics, communication studies, management studies, sociology, marketing). What unites the contributions is the discursive framework they adopt for the analysis of corporate communication, looking at it as a situated activity in a broadly constructionist paradigm. The various sections are organized along an internal-to-external-communication gradient, starting from the analysis of communication within a company’s ordinary operational activities and moving gradually towards types of discourse that are specifically aimed at communication to the public at large, including their representation in the media. The picture that emerges is a good approximation to an accurate and updated snapshot of the state of the art in research and expertise in the area of corporate and institutional communication.


ISBN (Softcover)
Publication date
2011 (August)
Discourse Analysis Textual Linguistics International Marketing, Export Sociolinguistics Labour, Industry, Business and Economic Sociology
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2011. 451 pp., num. ill. and tables

Biographical notes

Giuliana Elena Garzone (Volume editor) Maurizio Gotti (Volume editor)

Giuliana Garzone is Professor of English Linguistics and Translation at Università degli Studi di Milano. Her main research interests are in specialized discourse in its different domains, and in translation and interpreting studies. She has co-ordinated several research projects and published extensively on legal language, scientific discourse, business communication, political discourse and on translation and interpreting. Maurizio Gotti is Professor of English and Director of the Research Centre on Specialized Languages (CERLIS) at the University of Bergamo. His main research areas are the features and origins of specialized discourse, English syntax and English lexicography. He is a member of the Editorial Board of national and international journals, and edits the Linguistic Insights series for Peter Lang.


Title: Discourse, Communication and the Enterprise.- Genres and Trends