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Moral stance in the workplace narratives of novices

CAMILLA VÁSQUEZ
Discourse Studies
Vol. 9, No. 5 (2007), pp. 653-675
Published by: Sage Publications, Ltd.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/24049063
Page Count: 23
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Abstract

Recent work on workplace narratives as a site for the discursive construction of professional identities has focused on speakers who can be considered experienced and knowledgeable experts in their fields (e.g. university professors, business managers). The present study, in contrast, explores two types of workplace narratives – reflective and relational narratives – produced by a group of professionals who are non-experts: in this case, novice language teachers. Specifically, the article illustrates how the moral stance that a novice constructs within a narrative may be formulated in uncertain terms, may be destabilized by the primary narrator, or may be subject to revision by other participants. Finally, the study highlights the relationship between the narrative dimensions of moral stance and tellership, and suggests that participant structure, participants' role relationships, and institutional power asymmetry are especially relevant factors to consider in any further analyses of novices' workplace narratives.

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