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Project Coordinator and partners
Penn State (USA), York University; Bristol University; Leeds University (UK), University of Sydney (Australia)
University of Cape Town (South Africa), Hong Kong Baptist University; Chinese University of Hong Kong;
University of Wisconsin at Madison; University of Rochester (USA)
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Negotiating   Multilingual Identities in Migrant Professional Contexts
Through an interview research with diverse migrant groups in different English-dominant countries, this project aims to understand the communication strategies and tacit skills professional migrants adopt to resolve their identity conflicts. Led by Penn State, researchers from universities in Bristol, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Leeds, Madison, Rochester, Sydney, and York  will interview skilled migrants from a specific speech community in their own locations to elicit narratives on the following questions:
1.  What are the social and communicative dynamics of professional interaction in the transnational workplace?
2.  What are the ways in which skilled migrants resolve the dilemmas between their local linguacultural identities and transnational professional relationships in workplace interactions?
3. What are the tacit forms of knowledge, values, and skills that enable skilled migrants to negotiate their interactional dilemmas effectively?
Key words
Communication,   skills, migrant, workplace
Link to the project's website
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Interest for the project
Contributor´s name + email
Stéphanie Barillé - stephanie@unak.is
Co-funded by The Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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