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Dlaske, Kati; Barakos, Elisabeth; Motobayashi, Kyoko; McLaughlin, Mireille – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2016
In the introduction to the special issue "Languaging the worker: globalized governmentalities in/of language in peripheral spaces", we take up the notion of governmentality as a means to interrogate the complex relationship between language, labor, power, and subjectivity in peripheral multilingual spaces. Our aim here is to argue for…
Descriptors: Governance, Global Approach, Multilingualism, Sociolinguistics
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Barakos, Elisabeth – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2016
In this paper, I examine how language policy acts as a means of both empowering the Welsh language and the minority language worker and as a means of exerting power over them. For this purpose, the study focuses on a particular site: private sector businesses in Wales. Therein, I trace two major discursive processes: first, the Welsh Government's…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Public Policy, Bilingualism, Welsh