Publication details [#58422]

Holmes, Janet, Brian King and Meredith Marra. 2014. Trivial, mundane or revealing? Food as a lens on ethnic norms in workplace talk. Language & Communication 34 : 46–55.
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Language as a subject
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Within the limitations of the meeting genre, this study contrasts food talk as worldly in a Māori, yet banal in a New Zealand Pākehā (majority group) workplace context. Food talk thus offers a surprising way of obtaining information on typical cultural norms.