CGE Seminar Wed 4th May 2016: Dr Jo Angouri

Please join us for the next Centre for Global Englishes (CGE) seminar.

When: Wednesday 4th May, 5-6.30pm

Where: Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus

Who: Dr Jo Angouri, University of Warwick

‘The politics of language in the global workplace’

The study of multilingualism, language policy and planning have a long tradition in applied linguistics and sociolinguistics. Multilingualism in the workplace however has attracted interest more recently. Collections and special issues have addressed the role of global/local languages, the relationship between language and accessing the labour market/career progression as well as the commodification of language competence. In this talk I draw on recently completed and ongoing work and reflect on current understandings of multilingualism and issues around ideology and hegemony. I discuss the core concept of language as well as the importance of contextually appropriate methodologies for interpreting language use at work.

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