Flight Attendant Discourse in Commercial Aviation

Singapore_Airlines_flight_attendants2The discourse of commercial aviation flight attendants has historically received no sociolinguistic attention. To address this gap, this thesis explores how flight attendants use language in workplace-related contexts to construct their professional identity and community.  This thesis draws on interactional sociolinguistics and sociological research to address how flight attendants use language to orient to occupationally related knowledge and practices which contribute to the discursive construction of community.

 

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Flight Attendant Discourse in Commercial Aviation

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