The next Centre for Global Englishes (CGE) seminar will take place on Wednesday 4th May 2016 from 5 – 6:30pm in Lecture Theatre C, Building 65, Avenue Campus. The talk is entitled “The politics of language in the global workplace” and will be delivered by Dr Jo Angouri from the University of Warwick. All welcome!
Here is the abstract for this seminar:
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.