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Language Conflicts in Social Arenas: Reflections for the Business World
Kunal Kamal Kumar,
Published in SAGE
2012
Volume: 48
   
Issue: 1
Pages: 64 - 80
Abstract
This paper argues that our understanding of the issues related to language conflicts inside business organizations would be enriched by close analysis of the conflicts that take place in the larger arena of the social sphere, of which the business organizations are a part. Taking clues from earlier studies, the paper argues that the prime reason behind linguistic conflicts is the fear of loss of linguistic identity by the linguistic minorities. It is further debated that the same factors related to the loss of linguistic identity would play a role in the business arena as well where the official language of the workplace puts its native speakers in an undue advantageous position with respect to other members who have learnt the official language as their second language.
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JournalData powered by TypesetJournal of Asian and African Studies
PublisherData powered by TypesetSAGE
ISSN0021-9096
Open AccessNo
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