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Communicative Practices at Work

Multimodality and Learning in a High-Tech Firm

Communicative Practices at Work( )
Author: Kleifgen, Jo Anne
Series title:Language, Mobility and Institutions Ser.
ISBN:978-1-306-13718-8
Publication Date:Jan 2013
Publisher:Multilingual Matters
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $129.95
Book Description:

This book examines communicative practices in a circuit-board manufacturing plant in California's Silicon Valley, where the employees come from diverse ethnolinguistic backgrounds, their activities involve the use of high-tech equipment and their practices are shaped by, and sometimes contest, local and global forces. Analyses of the data show that learning occurs optimally when workers make strategic use of both their home languages and English within an ecology of semiotic systems....
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