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Lønsmann, Dorte; Kraft, Kamilla – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
Transnational mobility results in a diversification of languages and cultures in the workplace. A common means of managing this diversity is to introduce language policies that often privilege English or the locally dominant language(s). In contrast, managing their everyday working lives may require employees to draw on a range of multilingual and…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Multilingualism, Work Environment, Power Structure
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Ghandchi, Narges – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
This article investigates encounters between the two overall language resources -- standard vs. non-standard and regional varieties -- in two linguistic minority communities in Denmark. Concentrating on Turkish and Farsi mother tongue classes, the study departs from two interviews with the parents of mother tongue students. Additional ethnographic…
Descriptors: Turkish, Indo European Languages, Language Minorities, Native Language Instruction
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Hultgren, Anna Kristina – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2014
This paper aims to contribute to the study of multilingualism in the workplace by analysing top-down language policies advocating parallellingualism at Denmark's eight universities. Parallellingualism, a key concept in Nordic language policy, has been suggested as a way to ensure an equitable balance between English and the Nordic language(s)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Universities, Multilingualism
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Lønsmann, Dorte – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2014
This article draws on a study of language choice and language ideologies in an international company in Denmark. It focuses on the linguistic and social challenges that are related to the diversity of language competences among employees in the modern workplace. Research on multilingualism at work has shown that employees may be excluded from…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Language Attitudes, Business Communication, Multilingualism
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Hultgren, Anna Kristina – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2014
European universities have, since the late 1990s, undergone dramatic changes centred on internationalisation, harmonisation and competition. This paper is concerned with two specific consequences of these changes and their interrelationship: rankings and Englishisation, the latter defined as an increase in the use of English at universities of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Universities, Correlation
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Kolstrup, Kirsten L. – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2013
This article explores the interactional processes of a binational stepfamily in Denmark. Following Bourdieu (1977), it is argued that in stepfamily interaction, negotiations of legitimacy precede, overlap and become intertwined with negotiations of control and connection. In previous studies conducted in interactional linguistics and linguistic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Relationship, Guidelines, Interaction Process Analysis