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Leskelä, M. (2022). Tekniikan asiantuntijat jäsentämässä työpaikan saksalais-suomalaista viestintää. Teoksessa T., Seppälä, S. Lesonen, P. Iikkanen & S. D’hondt (toim.) Kieli, muutos ja yhteiskunta – Language, Change and Society. AFinLAn vuosikirja 2022. Suomen soveltavan kielitieteen yhdistyksen julkaisuja n:o 79. Jyväskylä. s. 151–169.

Tekniikan asiantuntijat jäsentämässä työpaikan saksalais-suomalaista viestintää

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Author: Leskelä, Maarit1
Organizations: 1Oulun yliopisto
Format: article
Version: published version
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Language: Finnish
Published: Suomen soveltavan kielitieteen yhdistys, 2022
Publish Date: 2022-12-05


German-Finnish business communication has been researched widely, but there is still a demand for approaches that consider the features of social action not only in situ but also in terms of their wider dimensions. Following nexus analysis, this study examines how two key actors in the field of technology make sense of German-Finnish communicative practices among IT professionals. Thematic analysis and situational maps were used in exploring the data. The analysis also encompassed the interaction orders, historical bodies and discourses in place as aspects of social action. The interviewees’ accounts revealed the positioning of participants and key events bringing about change in the work community. The findings suggest that meaningful aspects of German-Finnish business communication as portrayed by the interviewees include opportunities for agency, prioritizing of face-to-face communication, and the structured flow of action in the workplace. The study provides implications for developing German-Finnish communication in professional communities.

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Series: AFinLA:n vuosikirja
ISSN: 2343-2608
ISSN-E: 2343-2608
ISSN-L: 2343-2608
ISBN: 978-951-9388-74-8
Volume: 79
Pages: 151 - 169
DOI: 10.30661/afinlavk.114475
Host publication: Kieli, muutos ja yhteiskunta : AFinLAn vuosikirja 2022
Host publication editor: Seppälä, Tanja
Lesonen, Sirkku
Iikkanen, Päivi
D'hondt, Sigurd
Type of Publication: A3 Book chapter
Field of Science: 6121 Languages
Copyright information: © Kirjoittajat ja Suomen soveltavan kielitieteen yhdistys AFinLA