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Alon Lischinsky has a Ph.D. in Linguistics (Discourse Analysis), and is presently employed as a postdoctoral fellow within the Initiative for the Humanities project. His current research uses corpus methods to analyse the conceptual models and principles of classification that the business community brings to public debates about development, sustainability and the environment, through a focus on Corporate Social Responsibility reports.

This work attempts to combine Corpus Linguistics tools with more qualitative Critical Discourse Analysis, to reliably show how corporate reports introduce conceptual shifts and managerialist presuppositions in this disputed field. The first part of the project, currently underway, involves the compilation and tagging of a 1.2 million word corpus of Corporate Social Responsibility Reports from Swedish companies. A second stage will involve ethnographic analyses of producers and users of these materials.

His main research focus is in applying critical discourse analysis to investigate shifts in social relations of production, especially the social impact of managerialism as an "expert system"; societal representations of what work is, where it should be conducted, and under what conditions; and the managerialisation of the self and personal life. His doctoral dissertation explored the linguistic construction of expert knowledge (and professional experts) in management books for the general public.

Other long-standing interests include the demarcation and hierarchisation of knowledge fields in both expert and lay communities; the argumentative use of fictional and non-fictional narratives; and multimodal strategies in persuasion.

Keywords: Critical discourse analysis, Corpus linguistics, Expert knowledge, Managerialism, Political Economy

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Lischinsky, Alon

Exploring popular management discourse

2012

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Lischinsky, Alon

In times of crisis: a corpus approach to the construction of the financial crisis annual reports
Critical Discourse Studies, 8(3): 153-168

2011

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Lischinsky, Alon

‘We believe we are a constructive partner in society’: a corpus perspective on the discursive construction of a corporate self in annual reports

2011

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Lischinsky, Alon

Book review: Glyn Williams: the knowledge economy, language and culture
Language Policy, 10: 111-113

2011

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Lischinsky, Alon

‘We believe we are a constructive partner in society’: A corpus perspective on the discursive construction of a corporate self in annual reports

2011

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Lischinsky, Alon

‘Our business acumen has proved to be invaluable in times of crisis’: A corpus perspective on the discursive construction of critical events in annual reports

2010

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Lischinsky, Alon

‘At times of crisis, communication is vital’: A corpus perspective on the discursive construction of critical events in annual reports
Organizational Discourse: 127-129

2010

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Lischinsky, Alon

The struggle over sustainability: A corpus approach to managerial conceptions of sustainable development
CADAAD 2010: 56-57

2010

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Lischinsky, Alon

Book reviews: Grillo, Eric (Ed.) (2005) Power without domination. Dialogism and the empowering property of communication
Journal of Language and Politics, 9(1): 165-169

2010

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Lischinsky, Alon

Reseña: Carlos Jesús Fernández Rodríguez, El discurso del management: Tiempo y narración. Madrid, CIS, Colección Monografías, 2007
Revista Española de Sociología

2009

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