A Comparison of Role Behaviors in Small-Group Strategic Decision-making Meetings : An Analysis of Language Use and Proficiency

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 82nd Annual Conference of the Association for Business Communication
EditorsLeigh Ann Whittle
ISBN (Electronic)2472-0658
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

Conference

Title82nd Annual Conference of the Association for Business Communication
PlaceIreland
CityDublin
Period18 - 21 October 2017

Abstract

The present study extends Du-Babcock’s (1999, 2006) research stream of the first- and second- language communication by examining the functional role behaviors (i.e., task-facilitating, relational- maintenance, and self-oriented) performed by Hong Kong bilingual Chinese participating in the interconnected L1 and L2 decision-making meetings. The simulation provided the setting for the development of realistic business dialogs. The data consisted of 22 transcripts of decision-making meetings (11 of L1 and 11 of L2 meetings). Using the schema developed by Benne and Sheats (1948) and Barker, Wahlers, Watson, and Kibler (1995), the number and frequency of the role behaviors of each participant were codified, counted, and compared. To examine the effect of language use and second-language proficiency on role behaviors, three research questions are put forth. The study concludes by examining the findings in regard to language explanations of L1 and L2 onto the role behaviors and makes recommendations for future research.

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A Comparison of Role Behaviors in Small-Group Strategic Decision-making Meetings : An Analysis of Language Use and Proficiency. / Du-Babcock, Bertha.

Proceedings of the 82nd Annual Conference of the Association for Business Communication. ed. / Leigh Ann Whittle. 2017.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review