Culture, Communication, and Cooperation: Interpersonal Relations and Pronominal Address in a Mexican Organization

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2002 - Business & Economics - 161 pages
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Culture, Communication, and Cooperation treats a broad topic communication and effectiveness in organizations in a very concrete way. Patricia Covarrubias presents an engaging and original ethnographic study of approximately 550 workers in a Mexican industrial organization in Veracruz. She studies the complex interpersonal networks formed and destroyed by language subtleties, specifically terms of personal address (tu and usted), and draws larger conclusions about language, culture, and social interaction in businesses and organizations and also about beliefs and values that are central to Mexican culture. While the book specifically targets students and scholars of organizational communication, those with an interest in Mexican language and culture will also want to read Culture, Communication, and Cooperation now available in paperback."

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Pronominal Address as Interpersonal Resource in the Mexican Organization

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Patricia Covarrubias is assistant professor of communication and journalism at the University of New Mexico.

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