Language Matters in Global Communication

  title={Language Matters in Global Communication},
  author={Mirjaliisa Charles},
  journal={Journal of Business Communication},
  pages={260 - 282}
  • M. Charles
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Business Communication
In the past few decades, it has become widely accepted that the lingua franca of international business is English; witness the way companies increasingly choose English as their official corporate language. Although this would seem to facilitate communication, this article argues that the choice of language(s) used is a delicate issue, highlighting the complexities of any split into native/nonnative speakers, and thus requiring considerable people management skills. This article discusses… Expand

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