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Book: Linguistic Penalties and the Job Interview

Chapter: Narrating the Self Through Professional Discourse

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.25079


The third mode of discourse, professional discourse, is realized through candidate narratives which are a central mode of engagement and basis for judgement. This chapter examines the relationship between narrative and institutional order, the structure of narrative and stance taken up in it, the grounded experience of story and how reporting talk is managed through narrative.

Chapter Contributors

  • Celia Roberts ( - celiaroberts) 'King's College, London'