Communicative Practices at Work: Multimodality and Learning in a High-Tech Firm

Communicative Practices at Work: Multimodality and Learning in a High-Tech Firm

This book examines communicative practices in a circuit-board manufacturing plant in California's Silicon Valley, where the employees come from diverse ethnolinguistic backgrounds, their activities involve the use of high-tech equipment and their practices are shaped by, and sometimes contest, local and global forces. Analyses of the data show that learning occurs optimally when workers make strategic use of both their home languages and English within an ecology… (more)

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Publisher: Multilingual Matters (October 28, 2013)

Collection: Language, Mobility and Institutions

Parent ISBN: 9781783090440

Page count: 208 pages

Language: English


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