Employee discourse: tensions between the use of English and multilingual exchanges in daily work activities.

 
δείτε την πρωτότυπη σελίδα τεκμηρίου
στον ιστότοπο του αποθετηρίου του φορέα για περισσότερες πληροφορίες και για να δείτε όλα τα ψηφιακά αρχεία του τεκμηρίου*
κοινοποιήστε το τεκμήριο



Employee discourse: tensions between the use of English and multilingual exchanges in daily work activities. (EN)

LEJOT, EVE

A number of European projects – ELAN (2006), Dylan (2006-2011), CELAN (2011-2013) – have confirmed the importance of multilingualism in the workplace. They provide evidence that a multilingual environment increases the diversity and the quality of projects, while monolingualism can mean a loss of markets. Since the ‘80s, English as a lingua franca (ELF) has been accepted as the international business language. Although English is not considered a threat to multilingualism (House, 2002, 2003), tensions exist between these two forms of communication: ELF and multilingualism. In this paper, I present an analysis of Airbus employee interviews using argument formulas (Anscombre, Ducrot, 1983). The initial analysis of what is said before and after the connector “but/pero/aber/mais” within interviews in four languages indicates tensions between the use of English and multilingual exchanges in daily work activities. The combination of “enunciation frames” (Charolles, 1997) and the role of personal pronouns (Benveniste, 1974) shows that the employees adapt their communication according to workplace structures: they tend to use English at an executive or a departmental level, while at team and face-to-face levels their communication benefits from multilingual skills.   (EN)

info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

Language policy, Workplace, Multilingualism, Discourse analysis, Argumentation (EN)


International Journal of Language, Translation and Intercultural Communication

Αγγλική γλώσσα

2016-06-24


Department of Translation and Interpreting, University of Ioannina (EN)

2241-7214
2241-4304
International Journal of Language, Translation and Intercultural Communication; Vol 4, No 1 (2016): Special Issue: Foreign Language Teaching in Tertiary Education: Economy and Foreign Languages; 43-53 (EL)
International Journal of Language, Translation and Intercultural Communication; Vol 4, No 1 (2016): Special Issue: Foreign Language Teaching in Tertiary Education: Economy and Foreign Languages; 43-53 (EN)

Copyright (c) 2016 EVE LEJOT (EN)



*Η εύρυθμη και αδιάλειπτη λειτουργία των διαδικτυακών διευθύνσεων των συλλογών (ψηφιακό αρχείο, καρτέλα τεκμηρίου στο αποθετήριο) είναι αποκλειστική ευθύνη των αντίστοιχων Φορέων περιεχομένου.