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Gestion de la participation et choix de langue en ouverture de réunions plurilingues

  • This paper offers a detailed analysis of the opening of an international meeting. English Lingua Franca as the official language of the meeting is actively discussed and negotiated by the participants. The analysis highlights the issues identified by the participants themselves in choosing a linguistic regime for their professional exchanges. The English Lingua Franca regime is aimed at facilitating the participation of some of the participants, but creates problems for others, too. The chairman deals with this situation in an embodied way (through his gaze, gesture, bodily postures, and by the way in which he walks through the room), displaying that he orients to different member categories (such as 'anglophone', 'anglophone who can understand French', 'francophile', etc.) as benefitting from or resisting against the definitive language choice.

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Author:Lorenza MondadaORCiDGND, Florence OloffORCiDGND
Parent Title (French):Bulletin suisse de linguistique appliquée
Publisher:Centre de linguistique appliquée
Place of publication:Neuchâtel
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:2011
Date of Publication (online):2022/02/23
Publishing Institution:Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache (IDS)
Tag:analyse conversationnelle; code-switching; interactions professionnelles; participation; plurilinguisme
GND Keyword:Englisch; Konversationsanalyse; Körpersprache; Mehrsprachigkeit; Sprachwechsel; Verkehrssprache; Zusammenkunft
First Page:49
Last Page:67
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:ja
Linguistics-Classification:Gesprächsforschung / Gesprochene Sprache
Linguistics-Classification:Pragmalinguistik / Kommunikationsforschung
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - Attribution 4.0 International