Language and economics: mutual incompatibilities, or a necessary partnership?

Ozolins, U 2003, 'Language and economics: mutual incompatibilities, or a necessary partnership?', Current issues in language planning, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 67-83.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Language and economics: mutual incompatibilities, or a necessary partnership?
Author(s) Ozolins, U
Year 2003
Journal name Current issues in language planning
Volume number 4
Issue number 1
Start page 67
End page 83
Total pages 17
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Misunderstandings between economic approaches to language and the field of language policy/language planning arise from deficiencies in the literature of both camps. This paper examines four examples: (1) liaison interpreting, where traditional economic analysis points to surprisingbenefits of engaging interpreters,often not recognised by practitioners themselves; (2) sometimes exaggeratedclaims by language professionals for the economic benefits of studying languages; (3) unresolved issues in language use in international organisations and trade; and (4) misinterpretations of links between multilingualism and disadvantage. Lack of understanding by economists of language issues is often matched by illiteracy in economics on the part of language professionals.
Subject Linguistics not elsewhere classified
DOI - identifier 10.1080/14664200308668049
ISSN 1466-4208
Versions
Version Filter Type
Altmetric details:
Access Statistics: 123 Abstract Views  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Mon, 13 Dec 2010, 14:37:00 EST by Catalyst Administrator
© 2014 RMIT Research Repository • Powered by Fez SoftwareContact us