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ERIC Number: EJ1041592
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0167-8507
Piecing Together the "Workplace Multilingualism" Jigsaw Puzzle
Hua, Zhu
Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, v33 n1-2 p233-242 Jan 2014
Multilingualism in the workplace is different from multilingualism at home or in other domains of social life. It has more direct, yet entangled, economic and social implications and serves interactional purposes which can be at any point on the continuum of goal-orientation and relationship-building. Multilingualism in the workplace is both a policy issue for managers and those in positions of power to control the workplace, and an interactional issue for the individuals working in the specific context. In this article, the author highlights some key messages, or clues, from the articles in this special issue, that help in identifying patterns and finding solutions in the workplace multilingualism jigsaw. The article concludes with discussion on what the author sees as future directions for the research in this area.
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