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English at Work. The communicative situation of engineers

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Title: English at Work. The communicative situation of engineers
Authors: Apelman, Vivianne
Issue Date: 2010
Extent: 193 s.
Publication type: licentiate thesis
Keywords: ESP
English as corporate language
engineers writing in English
proficiency level
writing strategies
gendered writing
document analysis
discourse conventions
real-life writing practices
Abstract: In the formation of globally operating European or international business corporations, an increasing number of Swedish companies have been sold to owners abroad in recent years. This often implies that their head office is located abroad and their corporate language has been changed from Swedish to English. The sociolinguistic effects of the language shift and the communicative situation at work when English is used as a linguafranca in the workplace have, however, been relatively little e... more
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