Language Investment and Employability: The Uneven Distribution of Resources in the Public Employment Service (Hardback)
  • Language Investment and Employability: The Uneven Distribution of Resources in the Public Employment Service (Hardback)
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Language Investment and Employability: The Uneven Distribution of Resources in the Public Employment Service (Hardback)

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Hardback 119 Pages / Published: 28/09/2017
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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.

Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
ISBN: 9783319608723
Number of pages: 119
Weight: 2838 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2018

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