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Introduction: organizational discourses and practices. / Wodak, Ruth; Iedema, R.

In: Discourse and Society, Vol. 10, No. 1, 01.1999, p. 5-19.

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Wodak, R & Iedema, R 1999, 'Introduction: organizational discourses and practices.', Discourse and Society, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 5-19. https://doi.org/10.1177/0957926599010001001

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Wodak, Ruth ; Iedema, R. / Introduction: organizational discourses and practices. In: Discourse and Society. 1999 ; Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. 5-19.

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