Publication details [#64900]

Lønsmann, Dorte and Janus Mortensen. 2018. Language policy and social change: A critical examination of the implementation of an English-only language policy in a Danish company. Language in Society 47 (3) : 435–456.
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Cambridge University Press


This paper critically explores the introduction of English as a business language in a Danish consultancy corporation. It displays that while the language policy tends to alter the corporation culture towards a more ‘global mindset’, it also impacts social change by justifying certain kinds of employees whilst sidelining others.