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Exploring the Roles of English: English as a Lingua Franca in Master's Programmes at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business

Komori-Glatz, Miya (2015) Exploring the Roles of English: English as a Lingua Franca in Master's Programmes at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 173. pp. 119-124. ISSN 18770428

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Abstract

Europe's largest business university, WU sees offering master's programmes in English as a means to stay competitive. This paper highlights the roles of English and other languages at a strategic level in the university as well as in intercultural student teams. The data is taken from a multi-modal research project investigating students' language and interaction in teamwork on English-medium programmes. The results show that students use English as the medium of communication in and out of class and for discussing task-related topics, while they use other languages for socialisation purposes and to develop a sense of community. (author's abstract)

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 32nd International Conference of the Spanish Association of Applied Linguistics (AESLA): Language Industries and Social Change. 3-5 April 2014, Seville, SPAIN.
Keywords: English-medium instruction / EMEMUS / ELF / teamwork
Divisions: Departments > Fremdsprachliche Wirtschaftskommunik.
Version of the Document: Published
Variance from Published Version: None
Depositing User: Elena Simukovic
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2015 10:50
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 10:18
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FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/72278/
URI: http://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/4613

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