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Business the IKEA way: How business regulates language in a globalised world
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
School of Languages and Linguistics, The University of Melbourne.
School of Languages and Linguistics, The University of Melbourne.
2011 (English)In: The Linguist : journal of the Institute of Linguists, ISSN 0268-5965, Vol. 50, no 5, 14-15 p.Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [en]

Regulating language use is not the sole domain of countries or states. Large private companies can also be involved in making language policy. One way they do this is through formal or informal guidelines on how staff use language with one another and with customers. This article focuses on one such multinational company, IKEA, and how its promotion of informal address practices on its local websites, can be viewed as a means of building a global company identity while at the same time negotiating diversity at the local level.

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2011. Vol. 50, no 5, 14-15 p.
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language policy, multinational companies, globalisation, localisation, identity, address terms, informal language
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
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Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-64190OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-64190DiVA: diva2:456316
Available from: 2011-11-14 Created: 2011-11-14 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved

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