The interplay of language ideologies and contextual cues in multilingual interactions: Language choice and code-switching in European Union institutions

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleThe interplay of language ideologies and contextual cues in multilingual interactions: Language choice and code-switching in European Union institutions Author(S)Ruth Wodak (Author)
Abstract  This article analyzes multilingual practices in interactions inside European Union (EU) institutions. On the basis of our fieldwork conducted in EU organizational spaces throughout 2009, we explore different types of communication in order to illustrate how Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and officials at the European Commission practice and perform multilingualism in their everyday work. In our theoretical and methodological framework ...Paginationp157-186
SubjectSociologyDescriptorsSociolinguistics
Journal TitleLanguage in Society  
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