Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details
More options …

Multilingua

Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication

Ed. by Piller, Ingrid


IMPACT FACTOR 2017: 0.404
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.727

CiteScore 2017: 1.14

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.546
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 0.638

Online
ISSN
1613-3684
See all formats and pricing
More options …
Volume 33, Issue 1-2

Issues

Multilingualism in European workplaces

Britt-Louise Gunnarsson
Published Online: 2014-01-02 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/multi-2014-0002

Abstract

This state-of-the-art article includes a review of past and recent studies on multilingualism at work in European environments. One aim is to provide the reader with a cross-cultural picture of workplace studies on various languages in Europe, another to discuss both positive and problem-based accounts of multilingualism at work. The overview covers studies on workplace interaction in multilingual regions in Europe, on English as a lingua franca workplaces, on cross-cultural encounters in global businesses, and on workplaces with workforce diversity. The conditions for workplace discourse in Europe have been influenced by a series of changes taking place in recent decades. Globalization and technological advances have created new types of cross-cultural networks, at the same time as political changes and turmoil have led to migration and new and more complex multilingual workplaces throughout Europe. In the discussion section, the scope is enlarged and workplace discourse is related to various contextual frameworks. Finally, some key topics for future studies are sketched.

Keywords: multilingualism; business discourse; English lingua franca; workforce diversity; workplace interaction; European workplaces; environmental framework

About the article

Published Online: 2014-01-02

Published in Print: 2014-01-01


Citation Information: Multilingua, Volume 33, Issue 1-2, Pages 11–33, ISSN (Online) 1613-3684, ISSN (Print) 0167-8507, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/multi-2014-0002.

Export Citation

©2014 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin Boston.Get Permission

Citing Articles

Here you can find all Crossref-listed publications in which this article is cited. If you would like to receive automatic email messages as soon as this article is cited in other publications, simply activate the “Citation Alert” on the top of this page.

[1]
Anne Kankaanranta, Päivi Karhunen, and Leena Louhiala-Salminen
Multilingua, 2018, Volume 37, Number 4, Page 331
[2]
Jean-Claude B Teboul and Kay Yoon
Howard Journal of Communications, 2018, Page 1
[3]
Gunilla Jansson, Cecilia Wadensjö, and Charlotta Plejert
Multilingua, 2017, Volume 0, Number 0
[5]
ELENA GRITSENKO and ALEXANDRA LALETINA
World Englishes, 2016, Volume 35, Number 3, Page 440
[6]
Spencer Hazel
Language and Intercultural Communication, 2015, Volume 15, Number 1, Page 141

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.
Log in