Language and Interaction

in the Globalized Corporation

An Ethnography of Language Encounters


The LINGCORP research project analyzes the challenges many corporations experience today as a consequence of the linguistic and cultural diversity present in their staff structures. Research has shown that this kind of diversity poses several challenges to the individual employee as well as to companies on an overall level, and that these challenges may encumber social integration between co-workers. The aim of LINGCORP is to identify these challenges, while working from the notion that linguistic diversity is a resource. The researchers will determine language ideologies (i.e. attitudes to languages, multilingualism, and integration) and linguistic practices in order to find out what happens when people with different linguistic backgrounds meet and interact in a work-situation. The project provides a unique insight into the potentials and barriers due to linguistic and cultural diversity in Danish international corporations.

For more information about activities and events that LINGCORP is involved in, please go to Activities.

For information about our network Sprog og Internationale Arbejdspladser (SIA; “Languages and International Workplaces”), please visit SIA network, Activities, and News.

The LINGCORP project is funded by The Danish Council for Independent Research | Humanities.

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For more information about LINGCORP research and activities, please contact:

Hartmut Haberland,

Project director


Phone: +45 4674 2841

Ole N. Thomsen

Academic Secretary & Research Assistant


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Final Workshop, November 29 – December 1 2015. Roskilde.

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Last updated: March 14, 2016