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Multilingualism at work: Organizational policy and practice in Scandinavian environments
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages, Advanced Studies in Modern Swedish.
2012 (English)In: Discourse as social practice: Priorities and prospects. Part I, Moscow: Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation , 2012, 11-21 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This article explores some discourse-related problems facing managers and employees in the globalized economy. A model is first introduced which focuses on the interplay between workplace discourse and its contextual frames. Secondly, issues related to transnational companies's language policy are discussed. Thirdly, some studies of multilingual workplaces in the Scandinavian countries are presented, both English lingua franca workplaces and workplaces with workforce diversity. Lastly, some topics for future applied research on multilingualism at work are sketched.

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Moscow: Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation , 2012. 11-21 p.
Series
VESTNIK of Moscow State Linguistic University, ISSN 1993-4750 ; 5 (638)
Keyword [en]
workplace discourse; transnational companies; multilingualism; professional disocurse; societal framework; lingua franca; workforce diversity
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Humanities
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-184719OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-184719DiVA: diva2:567557
Available from: 2012-11-13 Created: 2012-11-13 Last updated: 2013-04-11Bibliographically approved

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