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Directives used by senior female police officers in Lesotho: exploring the balance between culturally determined and professional interactional styles

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dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-28 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T16:32:40Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T16:32:40Z
dc.date.issued 2016-01-28 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/1660
dc.description.abstract The recent era of women's empowerment has seen women's gradual role-transition from traditional domestic roles to male-dominated professional spaces. This transition presents a socio-linguistic dilemma for these women, because their interactional styles have to strike a balance between culturally prescribed feminine ways of speaking and communicative demands of their job. This paper explores the use of directives by senior female police officers in the Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS). Through observations, audio recordings and unstructured interviews, data was collected from 16 women who were in senior positions in the LMPS. Four types of directives with varying degrees of face threat and imposition were found. These are: inference based, questions, mitigated and direct imperatives. The choice of form was determined by a set of contextual factors not gender. The paper concludes that these women's interactional style reflects competence in varying directive patterns depending on the context. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell en
dc.subject LESOTHO en
dc.subject GENDER EQUALITY en
dc.subject WOMEN en
dc.subject POLICE OFFICERS en
dc.subject CULTURAL DIVERSITY en
dc.subject PROFESSIONALISM en
dc.title Directives used by senior female police officers in Lesotho: exploring the balance between culturally determined and professional interactional styles en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 6(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2015/16 en
dc.ResearchGroup Deputy CEO: Research en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Communication en
dc.PlaceOfPublication New Jersey, USA en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8966 en
dc.PageNumber 270-274 en
dc.outputnumber 7758 en
dc.bibliographictitle Sobane, K.M. (2015) Directives used by senior female police officers in Lesotho: exploring the balance between culturally determined and professional interactional styles. <i>Journal of Communication</i>. 6(2):270-274. en
dc.publicationyear 2015 en
dc.contributor.author1 Sobane, K.M. en


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