Language Investment and Employability

The Uneven Distribution of Resources in the Public Employment Service

Autoren: Flubacher, Mi-Cha, Duchene, Alexandre, Coray, Renata

  • Provides an internal perspective of an institution normally difficult to access for qualitative research in sociolinguistics
  • Offers a unique qualitative and in-depth treatment of the negotiation of language investment and employability
  • Offers an inside perspective into the processes of employment services, illustrating the complexity that determines the course of unemployment or employment
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This book provides a unique insight into negotiations around language investment for employability in the context of public employment services. Drawing on extensive ethnographical research carried out in Regional Employment Offices in Switzerland, the authors follow the stories of various job seekers. In doing so, they challenge the currently dominant assumption that investment in language competences leads to better employability. Arguing for a political economic perspective on these issues, this book will be of interest to anyone concerned with the connections between language and social inequality, as well as students and scholars of sociolinguistics and applied linguistics. 

Über den Autor

Mi-Cha Flubacher is Postdoctoral Assistant at the Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna, Austria. Previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Multilingualism at the University of Fribourg, her research interests centre on language and work, and language and migration / integration. Alexandre Duchêne is Professor of the Sociology of Language at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. His research interests centre on issues of language, political economy and social inequalities. Renata Coray is Research Coordinator at the Institute of Multilingualism at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Her research interests and expertise include multilingualism in administration and in the workplace, and language policy and minority languages in Switzerland.

Inhaltsverzeichnis (5 Kapitel)

  • Language Investment and Employability: An Introduction

    Flubacher, Mi-Cha (et al.)

    Seiten 1-32

  • The Politics of Investment and Employability in the Public Employment Service

    Flubacher, Mi-Cha (et al.)

    Seiten 33-54

  • The Logic of Return on Language Investment in the Allocation of Resources for Employability

    Flubacher, Mi-Cha (et al.)

    Seiten 55-81

  • The Uneven Recognition of Language Investment for Employability

    Flubacher, Mi-Cha (et al.)

    Seiten 83-104

  • Concluding Considerations About Language Investment and Employability from a Political Economic Perspective

    Flubacher, Mi-Cha (et al.)

    Seiten 105-112

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eBook 44,02 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-60873-0
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  • eBooks sind auf allen Endgeräten nutzbar
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Hardcover 58,84 €
Preis für Deutschland (Brutto)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60872-3
  • Kostenfreier Versand für Individualkunden weltweit
  • Gewöhnlich versandfertig in 3-5 Werktagen.
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Bibliografische Information

Bibliographic Information
Buchtitel
Language Investment and Employability
Buchuntertitel
The Uneven Distribution of Resources in the Public Employment Service
Autoren
Copyright
2018
Verlag
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Inhaber
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60873-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60873-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60872-3
Auflage
1
Seitenzahl
XV, 119
Themen