Hierarchical power relationships in text


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Ever since Enron were ordered by US courts to make 250,000 company emails available in the public domain, linguists have been picking through the pile like seagulls. This article by Rosie Cima for Priceonomics provides a Critical Discourse Analysis view of the language of hierarchical structures and corporate power relationships. It also has massive kudos for frequent references to Lumbergh in Office Space. Now if you could just go ahead and read the article at the link…