Multilingua Special Issue "Multilingualism in the Workplace"
The first 2014 issue of Multilingua has just come out. It is a special issue devoted to Multilingualism at work, guest-edited by Jo Angouri and featuring the following articles:
- Jo Angouri, Multilingualism in the workplace: Language practices in multilingual contexts
- Britt-Louise Gunnarsson, Multi
lingualism in European workplaces
- Ingrid Piller and Loy Lising, Language, employment, and settlement: Temporary meat workers in Australia (available for open access)
- Anna Kristina Hultgren, Whose parallellingualism? Overt and covert ideologies in Danish university language policies
- Dorte Lønsmann, Linguistic diversity in the international workplace: Language ideologies and processes of exclusion
- Ifigenia Mahili, ‘It’s pretty simple and in Greek …’: Global and local languages in the Greek corporate setting
- Jo Angouri and Marlene Miglbauer, ‘And then we summarise in English for the others’: The lived experience of the multilingual workplaceMarie Nelson, ‘You need help as usual, do you?’: Joking and swearing for collegiality in a Swedish workplace
- Gunilla Jansson, Bridging language barriers in multilingual care encounters
- Zhu Hua, Piecing together the ‘workplace multilingualism’ jigsaw puzzle
Multilingua is published by De Gruyter Mouton and is a refereed academic journal devoted to multilingualism, language learning, intercultural communication and translating and interpreting in their social contexts. Multilingua focuses on critical sociolinguistic studies of language and communication in globalization, transnationalism, migration, and mobility across time and space.
Now publishing six issues per volume, Multilingua has established itself as an international forum for interdisciplinary research on linguistic diversity in social life. The journal is particularly interested in publishing high-quality empirical yet theoretically-grounded research from hitherto neglected sociolinguistic contexts worldwide.
Multilingua is aimed at scholars, students and practitioners and promotes an appreciation of linguistic and cultural diversity and contributes to research and practice in language education, communication management, and policy and planning.
In addition to research articles, Multilingua also publishes research notes, reports, debates, review articles and short reviews. Multilingua regularly includes special issues devoted to the in-depth exploration of a specific topic in the field.
Ingrid Piller, PhD, Professor of Applied Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, C5A, MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY NSW, 2109 Australia