The chapter illustrates how culture affects language use. Nowadays, English is used all over the world by people whose cultures differ widely. Their culture inevitably affects the way they behave and use other languages. In order to avoid misunderstandings, speakers of English need to be able to appreciate cultural differences. To this end the chapter presents the concept of culture and tools for the analysis of cultural differences, highlighting their relevance for workplace situations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInsights into English Discourse
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • cultural dimensions
  • language and culture
  • workplace discourse


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