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Identities at odds: embedded and implicit language policing in the internationalized workplace

Hazel, Spencer

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Spencer Hazel



Abstract

This study offers an interaction analytic account of how linguistic identities in internationalized workplaces in Denmark are indexed against members' institutional positions in particular interactional contexts. Where language policy may not be explicitly articulated between members, it is still embedded in how participants micro-manage their interactions and implicit in how members display orientations to deviance, in the case of encountering others in the workplace whose language repertoires or preferences do not meet with expectation pertaining to the institutional position they hold. The study uses recordings of naturally occurring interaction in different international workplace settings and argues for greater attention to be paid to the actual language-policy practices in international workplace settings, as an entry point into developing a more nuanced understanding of the practices through which professional identities are brought about, affirmed or contested, and the linguistic considerations that are implicated in this.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 1, 2015
Journal Language and Intercultural Communication
Print ISSN 1470-8477
Electronic ISSN 1470-8477
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 15
Issue 1
APA6 Citation Hazel, S. (2015). Identities at odds: embedded and implicit language policing in the internationalized workplace. Language and Intercultural Communication, 15(1), https://doi.org/10.1080/14708477.2014.985311
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/14708477.2014.985311
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14708477.2014.985311
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information The Version of Record of this manuscript has been published and is available in Language and Intercultural Communication 2015 http://www.tandfonline....80/14708477.2014.985311

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