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ERIC Number: ED427534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Pages: 61
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Determining the Limits of English and Technology Transfer.
Eckert, Douglas
A study investigated the role of language in facilitating technology transfer, particularly across international borders. It examined whether language has an effect on the technology transfer process or the politics associated with it when participating countries lack a common language, and whether the English language plays a special role in facilitating transfer. The study was limited to three countries participating in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): the United States; Canada; and Mexico. For the three countries, a technology policy, specific area of technology, and the official language were identified and their interrelationships analyzed. It is concluded that there is a direct connection between English language use and technology transfer, one closely tied to socio-political orientation. Potential for changing this situation is considered, and areas for further research are noted. Contains 76 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: North American Free Trade Agreement