This chapter considers the role of English as the language of business. After contextualising the growth of English, we consider the status of the language in different continental locations. We makes a distinction between English as a Native Language (ENL), English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) and Business English as a Foreign Language (BELF). In conclusion, it we consider questions of ownership and appropriation in relation to the language itself.
|Title of host publication||Intercultural Issues in the Workplace|
|Subtitle of host publication||Leadership, Communication and Trust|
|Editors||Katerina Strani, Kerstin Pfeiffer|
|Place of Publication||Basingstoke|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published (in print/issue) - 3 Nov 2023|