Union Leaders' language during conflict: Does gender matter?

International Journal of Business and Social Science Research (IJBSSR)

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Title Union Leaders' language during conflict: Does gender matter?
 
Creator Keim, Charles
Reshef, Yonatan
 
Subject iscourse
gender
conflict
public sector
unions
leadership
 
Description We analyze the language used by two consecutive British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) presidents, Susan Lambert and Jim Iker, during two collective bargaining sessions that pitted the BCTF against the British Columbia (BC) government and the British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA). Our study analyzes how gender language differences if they indeed exist, are manifested during critical moments that require strong leadership. Language is a critical resource for leaders, who use it to define issues, assign motives and inspire action, and portray themselves as people of power and consequence. Both women and men can employ a variety of linguistic strategies and the linguistic decisions that male and female leaders make provide a window onto if and how gender may be manifested by those in power and how they use language to present themselves as effective leaders. In this paper, we explore whether and how gender influences the linguistic choices of a male and female union leader during times of conflict.
 
Publisher The Institute of Academic Research and Publication (IARP)
 
Date 2021-06-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://ijbssrnet.com/index.php/ijbssr/article/view/53
10.47742/ijbssr.v2n6p1
 
Source International Journal of Business and Social Science Research; Vol. 2 No. 6 (2021): June; 1-10
2709-2143
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://ijbssrnet.com/index.php/ijbssr/article/view/53/58
 
Coverage Pulbic sector unions. Union leadership. Language. Gender
 
Rights https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0
 

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