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JOEBM 2015 Vol.3(11): 1097-1101 ISSN: 2301-3567
DOI: 10.7763/JOEBM.2015.V3.341

Corporate Language Policies – What Are They

G. R. Sanden
Abstract— 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?

Index Terms— Corporate language policies, communication management, organisational communication, international business.

The author is with the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark (e-mail: grs.ibc@cbs.dk).

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Cite: G. R. Sanden, " Corporate Language Policies – What Are They," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 3, no. 11, pp. 1097-1101, 2015.

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