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Communication in Global Corporations

Successful Project Management via Email

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Justyna Alnajjar

This volume investigates the issues of specialist email discourse conducted in Business English as a lingua franca (BELF) by specialists working in international teams within the field of project management. It discusses aspects of team language and team culture in professional international environments taking into consideration the tenets of anthropocentric linguistics. The research project, the results of which are presented in this book, was carried out on the basis of authentic business emails received from a global company. The results of the research project are divided into two parts: the first part focuses on conventions applied by project team members, whereas the second part is devoted to the illocutionary acts relevant to communication during the execution of global projects.

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Design: © Olaf Gloeckler, Atelier Platen, Friedberg Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Zając, Justyna. Communication in global corporations : successful project management via email / Justyna Zając. — Peter Lang Edition. pages cm. — (Warschauer Studien zur Germanistik und zur Angewandten Linguistik ; Series No1 : Band 8) Includes bibliographical references. ISBN 978-3-631-63645-9 1. Communication, International. 2. Business communication—Computer networks. 3. Project management—Computer networks. 4. Electronic commerce. I. Title. P96.I5Z35 2013 658.4'53—dc23 2013012136 ISSN 2192-7820 ISBN 978-3-631-63645-9 © Peter Lang GmbH Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften Frankfurt am Main 2013 All rights reserved. Peter Lang Edition is an Imprint of Peter Lang GmbH. Peter Lang – Frankfurt am Main · Bern · Bruxelles · New York · Oxford · Wien · Warszawa All parts of this publication are protected by copyright. Any utilisation outside the strict limits of the copyright law, without the permission of the publisher, is forbidden and liable to prosecution. This applies in particular to reproductions, translations, microfilming, and storage and processing in electronic retrieval systems. www.peterlang.de To Habibi, and to my dearest parents.

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