Quotation Komori-Glatz, Miya. 2015. Exploring the roles of English: English as a lingua franca in master's programmes at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 173, 119-124.


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Europe's largest business university, WU sees offering master's programmes in English as a means to stay competitive. This paper highlights the roles of English and other languages at a strategic level in the university as well as in intercultural student teams. The data is taken from a multi-modal research project investigating students' language and interaction in teamwork on English-medium programmes. The results show that students use English as the medium of communication in and out of class and for discussing task-related topics, while they use other languages for socialisation purposes and to develop a sense of community.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Language English
Title Exploring the roles of English: English as a lingua franca in master's programmes at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
Volume 173
Year 2015
Page from 119
Page to 124
Reviewed? Y
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S187704281501349X
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.02.040

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