Leadership and humour at work

Using interactional sociolinguistics to explore the role of gender

Authored by: Stephanie Schnurr , Nor Azikin Mohd Omar

The Routledge Handbook of Language, Gender, and Sexuality

Print publication date:  April  2021
Online publication date:  April  2021

Print ISBN: 9781138200265
eBook ISBN: 9781315514857
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This chapter explores language and gender in the professional domain with a focus on leadership discourse. Leadership is a particularly relevant topic for language and gender research as the notion of leadership is gender biased, and globally prevailing gender stereotypes and expectations have real-life implications for women and men taking up leadership roles or aspiring to do so.

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