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Machin, David and Per Ledin. 2016. Management discourse in university administrative documents in Sweden. How it recontextualizes and fragments scholarly practices and work processes. Pragmatics 26 (4) : 653–674.
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John Benjamins
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This stuy debates how marketized language infuses everyday Swedish university life via various administrative steering documents and meetings. These recontextualize teaching and research practices in agreement with marketized goals, yet do so via permanent absence of evident agency, causality and process. Though various linguistic and multimodal resources are used to justify this process as one of accurate management expertise, it ends in a breach of the actual interrelated processes that university work consists of.