Corporate Language Policies: What Are They?

Guro Refsum Sanden

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This paper offers a review of literature dealing with language policies in general and corporate language policies in particular. Based on a discussion of various definitions of these concepts within two research traditions, i.e. sociolinguistics and international management, a three-level definition of corporate language policies is presented, emphasising that a corporate language policy is a context-specific policy about language use. The three-level definition is based on the argument that in order to acquire a complete understanding of what corporate language policies involve, one needs to consider three progressive questions; 1) what is a policy? 2) what is a language policy?, and ultimately, 3) what is a corporate language policy?
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2014
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Economics, Business and Management - The Royal Paradise Hotel & Spa, Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 27 Dec 201428 Dec 2014
Conference number: 5


Conference5th International Conference on Economics, Business and Management
LocationThe Royal Paradise Hotel & Spa
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