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dc.contributor.authorBedford, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-30
dc.date.available2012-01-30
dc.date.issued2011-11-11
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2123/8071
dc.descriptionMaster of Philosophyen_AU
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines ways in which uses of images and words contribute towards constructions of race in published Business English language coursebooks, by exploring coursebook writers’ perspectives on compiling their Business English coursebooks and analysing Business English coursebook materials. The study drew on critical race theory, critical discourse analysis, and systemic functional linguistics to investigate relations between the ways coursebook writers construct race in selecting and organising materials for their Business English coursebooks and the ways race is constructed in Business English coursebooks. The data included seven published Business English coursebooks and interviews with writers of four of the coursebooks. The coursebooks were Global links 2 (Blackwell, 2001), Market leader intermediate (Cotton, Falvey, & Kent, 2005), Quick work pre-intermediate (Hollett, 2000), New international business English (Jones & Alexander, 2003), In company intermediate (Powell, 2002), First insights into business (Robbins, 2000), and International express pre-intermediate (Taylor, 2004). I argue that constructions of race in the coursebooks connect three notions: international business people, corporate ethics and responsibilities, and intercultural business communication. Patterns in the location and composition of the language learning materials, and expressions of opinions and emotions in illustrative extracts from the materials were found to contribute to these constructs.en_AU
dc.publisherUniversity of Sydney.en_AU
dc.publisherEducationen_AU
dc.rightsThe author retains copyright of this thesis.
dc.rights.urihttp://www.library.usyd.edu.au/copyright.html
dc.subjectBusiness Englishen_AU
dc.subjectEnglish language teachingen_AU
dc.subjectcoursebooksen_AU
dc.subjectraceen_AU
dc.subjectracismen_AU
dc.subjectcritical race theoryen_AU
dc.subjectcritical discourse analysisen_AU
dc.subjectappraisalen_AU
dc.titleA critical examination of race in Business English coursebooksen_AU
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_AU
dc.date.valid2012-01-01en_AU


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