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Multilingualism at Work
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages, Advanced Studies in Modern Swedish.
2012 (English)In: The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics / [ed] Carol A. Chapelle, Malden, MA, USA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The chapter focuses on multilingualism at work and includes a survey of studies which explore discourse-related problems facing managers and employees in the globalized economy. Firstly, a model is presented which aims to grasp the complex and dynamic interplay between workplace discourse and its various contextual frames. Secondly, studies of organizational language policy are discussed. Thirdly,  multilingual workplaces are explored,  first with a focus on English lingua franca workplaces and then on workplaces with workforce diversity. The last section sketches some problem areas for future applied research.

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Malden, MA, USA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
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bilingualism, discourse analysis, intercultural communication, language for specific purposes, lingua francas, multilingualism
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Scandinavian Languages
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-189828DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0807ISBN: 978-1-4051-9473-0 (print)ISBN: 978-1-4051-98431 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-189828DiVA: diva2:582365
Available from: 2013-01-04 Created: 2013-01-04 Last updated: 2013-04-03Bibliographically approved

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