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Communication Audit in Globally Integrated R«U38»D Project Teams

A Linguistic Perspective


Justyna Alnajjar

Communication audit is a relatively new field of research, which has so far been investigated from a managerial point of view. Linguists have not yet researched it. This book summarises existing, mainly managerial, approaches to communication audits and brings to the forefront a linguistic perspective on them. It showcases that their essence is to capture and assess the actual communication behaviour of auditees. The proposed communication audit model, communication audit procedures, and linguistic form sheet can be applied and further developed by scientists interested in taking on research into communication and by practitioners who wish to conduct communication audits in practice.
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Chapter 6: Discursive Situations in Globally Integrated R&D Project Teams


Chapter 6:  Discursive Situations in Globally Integrated R&D Project Teams

6.0  Opening Remarks

As I have mentioned a number of times in Chapters 4 and 5, knowledge transference plays a crucial role in globally integrated R&D project teams. Successful knowledge transference leads to successful projects and brings profit, the main goal of any business entity. I also stressed on several occasions that knowledge transference is accomplished through communication, and thus it takes a linguistic form. More specifically, knowledge transference takes place in a certain context—external context (see Section 5.1), also called communicative situation (see Section—in which various activities and interactions take place, and in which communicative events are conducted. Consistency is the constitutive feature of activities and interactions undertaken, and communicative events conducted. A given interaction or a communicative event is consistent on the condition that it focuses on the same topic, has the same purpose, and involves the same participants throughout. As regards communicative events, it can be added that during them certain communicative acts (speech acts) are performed, to which certain interaction functions are ascribed.

In Chapters 4 and 5, I attempted to give an overview of the communicative situation in which knowledge is transferred, so that R&D tasks can be performed. More specifically, in Chapter 4 I described the organisational aspects of the work of globally integrated R&D project teams. I also elaborated on the objectives of such teams as...

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