Essays about: "english language and global communication"

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  1. 6. Linguistic Landscaping in Singapore: The Local Linguistic Ecology and the Roles of English

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Masterprogram: Språk och språkvetenskap

    Author : Hoa Tang; [2016]
    Keywords : linguistic landscape; the ecology of language; language ecology; linguistic dominance; niches; multilingual ism ; English imperialism; diffusion-of-English paradigm; language shift; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : The present thesis, adopting the ecology of language as its conceptual orientation as well as employing linguistic landscape as its methodological tool to collect and analyze data, firstly aims at investigating (1) how the four official languages of Singapore namely Malay, (Mandarin) Chinese, Tamil, and English have been deployed on signs by three different social actors, i.e. READ MORE

  2. 7. Opening a Global Door : Methodologies in successful instruction of English as a second language for early learners

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för humaniora

    Author : Catharina Vick; [2016]
    Keywords : English; second language; foreign language; methodologies; English didactics; language learning; language instruction;

    Abstract : English is a widely used language, and its standing as a tool for communication among people who do not share a common first language is ever increasing. Young students all over the globe therefore learn English in school. READ MORE

  3. 8. Attitudes towards Swedish-English - Swedish upper secondary school students' evaluations of Swedish-English accented teachers

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för utbildningsvetenskap; Lunds universitet/Engelska

    Author : Andreas Johansson; Josef Molin; [2016]
    Keywords : Swedish-English; accent evaluations; matched guise; native-speakerism; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : English can be seen, to some extent, as the second language of most Swedes, even though it has no official status in Sweden. Despite a high proficiency in the language throughout the Swedish population, Swedes seem to have issues identifying with English, as is evident in a widespread resentment towards a Swedish-English accented variety. READ MORE

  4. 9. KISSing and other strategies for successful communication : A case study on communication between Nordic and Chinese business people using English as a lingua franca

    University essay from Karlstads universitet/Institutionen för språk, litteratur och interkultur

    Author : Johanna Rixer; [2016]
    Keywords : Communication strategies; English as a lingua franca ELF ; Business English as a lingua franca BELF ; intercultural communication; active listening; KISS; Keep it simple; stupid .;

    Abstract : This is a case study on the communication between Nordic and Chinese business people using English as a lingua franca in their business communication. The aim of this paper is to establish if misunderstandings in communication occur between Chinese and Nordic language speakers (Finnish and Swedish) in a business environment and, if they do, what the nature of these misunderstandings is. READ MORE

  5. 10. “A Must for Every Global Company” : A Study of Experiences with English as a Corporate Language in Two Swedish Companies

    University essay from Mälardalens högskola/Akademin för utbildning, kultur och kommunikation

    Author : Sofia Carlmatz; [2016]
    Keywords : English; corporate language; EIB; attitudes; communication; proficiency; Sweden;

    Abstract : The present study explores the use of English in multinational corporations, with the aim of investigating employees’ attitudes and experiences of having English as their corporate language, as well as to see if the use of English has any effect on communication and work. It was carried out at two large Swedish multinational companies, with approximately 400 participants in total, and the data was collected with the use of a questionnaire and interviews. READ MORE