The Economics of the Multilingual Workplace

This book proposes a path-breaking study of the economics of multilingualism at work, proposing a systematic approach to the identification and measurement of the ways in which language skills and economic performance are related.

The Economics of the Multilingual Workplace

Author: François Grin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136978283

Page: 242

View: 854

This book proposes a path-breaking study of the economics of multilingualism at work, proposing a systematic approach to the identification and measurement of the ways in which language skills and economic performance are related. Using the instruments of economic investigation, but also explicitly relating the analysis to the approaches to multilingualism at work developed in the language sciences, this interdisciplinary book proposes a systematic, step-by-step exploration of the issue. Starting from a general identification of the linkages between multilingualism and processes of value creation, it reviews the contributions of linguistics and economics before developing a new economic model of production in which language is taken into account. Testing of the model using data from two countries provides quantitative estimations of the influence of multilingualism on economic processes, showing that foreign language skills can make a considerable contribution to a country’s GDP. These findings have significant implications for language policy and suggest strategies helping language planners to harness market forces for increased effectiveness. A technical appendix shows how the novel technical and statistical procedures developed in this study can be generalized, and applied wherever researchers or decision makers need to identify and measure the value of multilingualism.

The Economics of the Multilingual Workplace

This book proposes a path-breaking study of the economics of multilingualism at work, proposing a systematic approach to the identification and measurement of the ways in which language skills and economic performance are related.

The Economics of the Multilingual Workplace

Author: François Grin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0203852672

Page: 242

View: 578

This book proposes a path-breaking study of the economics of multilingualism at work, proposing a systematic approach to the identification and measurement of the ways in which language skills and economic performance are related. Using the instruments of economic investigation, but also explicitly relating the analysis to the approaches to multilingualism at work developed in the language sciences, this interdisciplinary book proposes a systematic, step-by-step exploration of the issue. Starting from a general identification of the linkages between multilingualism and processes of value creation, it reviews the contributions of linguistics and economics before developing a new economic model of production in which language is taken into account. Testing of the model using data from two countries provides quantitative estimations of the influence of multilingualism on economic processes, showing that foreign language skills can make a considerable contribution to a country’s GDP. These findings have significant implications for language policy and suggest strategies helping language planners to harness market forces for increased effectiveness. A technical appendix shows how the novel technical and statistical procedures developed in this study can be generalized, and applied wherever researchers or decision makers need to identify and measure the value of multilingualism.

Language Global Mobilities Blue Collar Workers and Blue collar Workplaces

Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 4, no. 6 (1983): 471–483.
Grin, François, Claudio Sfreddo and François Vaillancourt. The Economics of the
Multilingual Workplace. New York: Routledge, 2010. Grin, François.

Language  Global Mobilities  Blue Collar Workers and Blue collar Workplaces

Author: Kellie Gonçalves

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000281043

Page: 264

View: 961

This collection brings together global perspectives which critically examine the ways in which language as a resource is used and managed in myriad ways in various blue-collar workplace settings in today’s globalized economy. In focusing on blue-collar work environments, the book sheds further light on the informal processes through which top down language policies take place in different multilingual settings and the resultant asymmetrical power relations which emerge among employees and employers in such settings. Taking into account the latest debates on poststructuralist theories of language, the volume also extends its conceptualization of language to demonstrate the ways in which it extends to a wider range of multilingual and multimodal resources and communicative practices, all of which combine in unique and different ways toward constructing meaning in the workplace. The volume’s unique focus on such workplaces also showcases domains of work which have generally until now been less visible within existing research on language in the workplace and the subsequent methodological challenges that arise from studying them. Integrating a range of theoretical and methodological approaches, along with empirical data from a diverse range of blue-collar workplaces, this book will be of particular interest to students and researchers in critical sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, sociology, and linguistic anthropology.

The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism

Bibliography Alan, J. (2008) 'Multilingual workplace adds 46 billion francs to
economy', available online at www. unige.ch/eti/recherches/groupes/elf/medias/
Swisster.pdf Badejo, B. R. (1989) 'Multilingualism in Sub-Saharan Africa', Africa ...

The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism

Author: Marilyn Martin-Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136578137

Page: 592

View: 672

The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism provides a comprehensive survey of the field of multilingualism for a global readership, and an overview of the research which situates multilingualism in its social, cultural and political context. The handbook includes an introduction and five sections with thirty two chapters by leading international contributors. The introduction charts the changing landscape of social and ethnographic research on multilingualism (theory, methods and research sites) and it foregrounds key contemporary debates. Chapters are structured around sub-headings such as: early developments, key issues related to theory and method, new research directions. This handbook offers an authoritative guide to shifts over time in thinking about multilingualism as well as providing an overview of the range of contemporary themes, debates and research sites. The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism is the ideal resource for postgraduate students of multilingualism, as well as those studying education and anthropology.

Managing Multilingual Workplaces

This book sets new trajectories for language-sensitive business and management research and pedagogy. The existence of language plurality characterises these.

Managing Multilingual Workplaces

Author: Sierk Horn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429775032

Page: 236

View: 361

This book sets new trajectories for language-sensitive business and management research and pedagogy. The existence of language plurality characterises these. Empirical studies have been established as important and relevant for contemporary research. It has shifted language-sensitive research from the periphery to the centre of international management research. However, this field is rapidly changing, and new thematic approaches have begun to emerge. By addressing this, the book offers genuine and more nuanced insights into existing themes and comes with applications of emergent conceptual developments in different settings. The second part of the book covers methodologies and gives examples and cutting-edge insights into the role of translation in the execution of empirical research and theorising arising from it. Finally, the book draws together innovative ways of how to address the challenges of a multilingual teaching classroom and how to innovate in order to incorporate such diversity through pedagogic practice. This book provides a source that unites insights from multilingual empirical research, methodological considerations and pedagogic practice in order to advance knowledge and debate. It will be a ‘handy source’ of information that offers direct access to the latest guidance on language-sensitive management challenges. It will, therefore, appeal to an internationally-minded and mobile audience, including scholars, students and decision-makers.

Two Languages at Work

Language choice and economic gain Statistics show that many immigrants living
in Canada do not speak either of the country's official languages at all and even
fewer use them at home. For example, statistics on the Portuguese community in
 ...

Two Languages at Work

Author: Tara Goldstein

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110815222

Page: 291

View: 527

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE brings to students, researchers and practitioners in all of the social and language-related sciences carefully selected book-length publications dealing with sociolinguistic theory, methods, findings and applications. It approaches the study of language in society in its broadest sense, as a truly international and interdisciplinary field in which various approaches, theoretical and empirical, supplement and complement each other. The series invites the attention of linguists, language teachers of all interests, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, historians etc. to the development of the sociology of language.

English and Development

Grin, F. (2010) Economics. In J. Fishman and O. García (eds) Handbook of
Language and Ethnic Identity (pp. 70-88). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Grin, F
., Sfreddo C. and Vaillancourt, V. (2010) The Economics of the Multilingual
Workplace.

English and Development

Author: Elizabeth J. Erling

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847699480

Page: 296

View: 927

This book investigates the relationship between English and personal and national development, as this is both discursively promoted (particularly through language policy) and practically realized in developing societies. It addresses the effects that the increased use of English and the promotion of English-language education are having in developmental contexts, and their impact on broader educational issues, on local language ecologies and on questions of cultural identity. It investigates these issues by drawing together a series of original examinations and case studies by a range of leading scholars working in this burgeoning field. The chapters focus on a variety of contexts from around the world, and the volume as a whole surveys and critiques the positioning and influence of English as a catalyst for development in the 21st century.

Language Socialization in Bilingual and Multilingual Societies

The setting for this study of workplace language socialization is a call center in a
small community in rural Ontario province . Typical of such low - industry settings
, residents depend on this workplace to ensure the economic survival of the ...

Language Socialization in Bilingual and Multilingual Societies

Author: Robert Bayley

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853596353

Page: 311

View: 825

An exploration of language socialization from very early childhood through to adulthood, not only in often-studied communities in Canada and the United States, but also in Australia, Bolivia, Egypt, India and Slovakia. The global perspective gained by the inclusion of studies of communities representing every inhabited continent provides readers with an indication of the richness of the field as well as a guide for future work.

Language Rights and Cultural Diversity

These same effects can be seen prima facie when language policies in Member
States are not set down by means of compulsory language ... See also Grin ,
Sfreddo , and Vaillancourt , The Economics of the Multilingual Workplace , 250 .

Language Rights and Cultural Diversity

Author: Xabier Irujo Ametzaga

Publisher: Center for Basque Studies Press

ISBN:

Page: 286

View: 256

"This essays in this book explore the many facets of language rights and language protection from a variety of theoretical, legal, and academic perspectives. Important lessons are taken from the Basque case in Europe, and Native American and French-Canadian cases in North America. Woven throughout the book is the belief in the power of discourse and research to protect and even enhance linguistic diversity through legal recognition and other means . Language protection, however, is only possible if we encourage acceptance of cultural diversity and multilingualism as a positive outcome for the whole population of the state, not just for a minority within it. We should abandon the idea of the monolingual mono-cultural nation-state, and encourage the population of each country to adopt the concept of a multi-cultural state." -- Back cover.

Language Migration and Social Inequalities

This collection provides an account of the ways language addresses core questions concerning power and the place of migrants in various institutional and workplace settings.

Language  Migration and Social Inequalities

Author: Alexandre Duchene

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783091002

Page: 296

View: 995

Migration and the mobility of citizens around the globe pose important challenges to the linguistic and cultural homogeneity that nation-states rely on for defining their physical boundaries and identity, as well as the rights and obligations of their citizens. A new social order resulting from neoliberal economic practices, globalisation and outsourcing also challenges traditional ways the nation-state has organized its control over the people who have typically travelled to a new country looking for work or better life chances. This collection provides an account of the ways language addresses core questions concerning power and the place of migrants in various institutional and workplace settings. It brings together contributions from a range of geographical settings to understand better how linguistic inequality is (re)produced in this new economic order.

Language at Work

4 A Pragmatic Approach to Language Use at Work EUNICE TANG and
CHRISTINA NG City University of Hong Kong ... changes in the socio - economic
and political situation has led to a change in language requirements in the
workplace and ...

Language at Work

Author: British Association for Applied Linguistics. Meeting

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853594274

Page: 167

View: 442

The 31st BAAL Annual Meeting, held in September 1997 at the University of Birmingham, had as its theme Language at Work. The papers in this collection, although they relate to a wide variety of different contexts, all deal with people using language as part of their working life, and they are all concerned with how language functions to construct participant relationships and institutions. In short, these papers demonstrate how people at work make language for them.

Managing Diversity in Today s Workplace Strategies for Employees and Employers 4 volumes

In what ways will the increase among Hispanics change the ways that we think
about diversity at work? Will workers be ostracized for speaking multiple
languages at work? Will multilingual employees be seen as an asset because
they can ...

Managing Diversity in Today s Workplace  Strategies for Employees and Employers  4 volumes

Author: Michele A. Paludi

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313393184

Page: 1008

View: 319

This four-volume set provides updated empirical research and best practices for understanding and managing workplace diversity in the 21st century, including issues of gender, race, generation, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, and age.

Anthropology Education Quarterly

The two broad questions that frame the study are , What kinds of language
practices characterize the multicultural / multilingual workplace ? and What
meanings do particular language practices carry for immigrant workers in the
multicultural ...

Anthropology   Education Quarterly

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 750

Mehrsprachigkeit aus der Perspektive zweier EU Projekte

Mehrsprachigkeit wirkt auf verschiedensten Ebenen.

Mehrsprachigkeit aus der Perspektive zweier EU Projekte

Author: Cornelia Hülmbauer

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631608418

Page: 229

View: 178

Mehrsprachigkeit wirkt auf verschiedensten Ebenen. Innerhalb der EU sind insbesondere Ansprüche sozio-politischer Art augenfällig. Der Band hinterfragt die europäische Mehrsprachigkeit als Chance und Herausforderung für die Wissensgesellschaft. Ausgangspunkt der Beiträge ist ein verbal-Workshop während der 36. Österreichischen Linguistiktagung (Wien, 2008). Dabei tauschten sich mit Wien assoziierte oder eng kooperierende Forschende aus den zwei EU-Großprojekten DYLAN (Language Dynamics and Management of Diversity) und LINEE (Languages in a Network of European Excellence) über erste Ergebnisse aus. Die schriftliche Fassung der Beiträge zeigt die Mehrdimensionalität und die Fragmentiertheit des Konzepts und des Forschungsbereichs Mehrsprachigkeit auf und lädt gleichzeitig zum Überschreiten disziplinärer wie geografischer Grenzen ein.

The Cambridge Handbook of Language Policy

Their work brought into focus the ways in which language in the workplace is
bound up with the reproduction and ... For us , the appearance of these new
workspaces is indicative of economic transformations which we discuss in the
next ...

The Cambridge Handbook of Language Policy

Author: Bernard Spolsky

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 738

View: 737

This is the first Handbook to deal with language policy as a whole and is a complete 'state-of-the-field' survey, covering language practices, beliefs about language varieties, and methods and agencies for language management. It will be welcomed by students, researchers and language professionals in linguistics, education and politics.

Encyclopedia of Language and Education

deliberately normative historical responses to the emergent cultural , economic
and social conditions of the postwar period ... peoples , and new patterns of work
, consumption and leisure in consumer , media - based cultures and economies .

Encyclopedia of Language and Education

Author: Edwards, Viv

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792345954

Page: 250

View: 384

The Bilingual Advantage

The Bilingual Advantage draws together researchers from education, economics, sociology, anthropology and linguistics to examine the economic and employment benefits of bilingualism in the US labor market, countering past research that ...

The Bilingual Advantage

Author: Rebecca M. Callahan

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783092440

Page: 280

View: 205

The Bilingual Advantage draws together researchers from education, economics, sociology, anthropology and linguistics to examine the economic and employment benefits of bilingualism in the US labor market, countering past research that shows no such benefits exist. Collectively, the authors draw on novel methodological approaches and new data to examine the economics of bilingualism for the new generation of bilinguals entering a digital-age globalized workforce. The authors also pay considerable attention to how to best capture measures of bilingualism and biliteracy, given the constraints of most existing datasets.