Monday  09.00-16.00

09.00        Welcome by Hartmut Haberland

09.10        Round of presentations (participants.docx)

10.45        Coffee break

11.00     Hartmut Haberland: ›Transiency – a sustainable concept for the study of interaction and language ideologies under globalisation?‹ (Transiency.pdf)

12.00        Lunch (Rådhuskælderen)

13.15        Report on MultiLing (Jan Svennevig and Kamilla Kraft, MultiLing, Oslo)

13.45        Discussion: what do we want to know and why?

14.15        Coffee break

14.30        Dorte Lønsmann (Lingcorp, CBS): Data session

18.00        Dinner (Hotel Prindsen)

Tuesday 09.00-15.30

09.00        Spencer Hazel (Lingcorp, RUC): Data session

10.30        Coffee break

10.45        Dorte Lønsmann and Kamilla Kraft: ›English means business! And sometimes other languages, too: an analysis of managers’ language ideology in a Danish context‹ (English means business.pdf)

11.45        Lunch (Rådhuskælderen)

13.00        Sonja Barfod (Lingcorp, RUC): Data session

14.30        Coffee break

14.45        Final input from guests and discussion


Lingcorp Midway Seminar, March 17-18, 2014

The LINGCORP project’s Midway Seminar was held at the Roskilde Old Town Hall of Roskilde University, 17 – 18 March, 2014.

“People use the eloquence and idioms of diverse languages in conversing back and forth. Words of different languages have become common property known to each nationality, and mutual faith unites those who are ignorant of their descent… He Who was born a stranger is now as one born here; he who was an alien has become a native” (Fulcher of Chartres, 1124 )

The LINGCORP (Language and Interaction in the Globalized Corporation) research project investigates 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 employees as well as to companies, 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 and cultural diversity are a resource. The researchers will determine linguistic practices and language ideologies (attitudes to languages, multilingualism, and integration) in order to find out what happens when people with different linguistic and cultural 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.