Two Languages at Work: Bilingual Life on the Production Floor

Two Languages at Work: Bilingual Life on the Production Floor

by Tara Goldstein

ISBN-10: 3110150581

ISBN-13: 9783110150582

Pub. Date: 01/01/1997

Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

Product Details

De Gruyter Mouton
Publication date:
Contributions to the Sociology of Language [CSL] Series, #74
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: Teaching and researching in the multicultural/multilingual workplace1
Social goals and workplace English language training2
Language choice and economic gain5
Research questions and research methodology5
Outline of book9
Ch. 1Survival, participation, and access in a multicultural/multilingual setting11
Ch. 2Language choice, social identity, and authority in the multicultural/multilingual workplace39
Ch. 3Ethnography in the multicultural/multilingual workplace69
Ch. 4The Portuguese community of Toronto87
Ch. 5Working at Stone Specialities109
Ch. 6Bilingual life and language choice on the production floor143
Ch. 7Ways of communicating and experience at work177
Ch. 8Language choice, linguistic authority and social difference on the production floor201
Ch. 9Opportunity and empowerment in the multicultural/multilingual workplace219
Ch. 10Language, consent and relations of power243
App. AList of major occupational groups in 1986 census267
App. BInterview questions for managers, assistant managers and forepersons270
App. CInterview questions for the chairman of Stone Specialities271
App. DLanguage choice conventions272
App. ELanguage choice profile273
App. FInterview questions for workers274

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