Publication details [#53207]

Koester, Almut Josepha and Michael Handford. 2010. “It's not rocket science”: metaphors and idioms in conflictual business meetings. Text & Talk 30 (1) : 27–51.
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De Gruyter


This study discusses how metaphors and idioms are used to mark divergence in two anomalous conflictual business meetings extracted from two corpora of spoken business and workplace interaction.