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Angouri, Jo; Humonen, Kristina – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2023
The paper explores the "in situ" negotiation of in/exclusion in and through language in a multilingual professional setting, paying special attention to the relationship between language and space. We argue that multilingual practices and material space are co-constitutive; individuals enact group membership and professional roles…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Work Environment, Language Usage, Sociolinguistics
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Angouri, Jo – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2014
The modern workplace is international and multilingual. Both white and blue collar employees are expected to be mobile, work increasingly in (virtual) teams (Gee et al. 1996) and to address complex organisational issues in a language that, often, is not their first language (L1). This results in a number of languages forming the ecosystem of…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Work Environment, Second Language Learning, Native Language
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Angouri, Jo; Miglbauer, Marlene – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2014
In multinational corporate companies, multilingualism is often a daily reality for employees and the negotiation of language practices for work and social purposes, a routine. Despite the role of English as a lingua franca, the linguistic ecology of modern workplaces is dynamic, rich and diverse. While English is often used for communication…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Multilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning