Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
New interface
Journal articles

Frontières linguistiques et communautés de travail

Abstract : This paper focuses on a plant in the automotive industry located in the Moselle department (France) close to the French-German border, which is an organisation encompassing several types of limits and borders. As the employees are mainly of French nationality but also, to a lesser extent, of German nationality , and the managing director is German, the company is a place where the national, social and linguistic borders meet and combine to form new structures. The authors aim at identifying the respective roles of these types of borders within the company, especially in terms of the eventual superposition of the limits between high-skilled employees vs. workers, German-speaking vs. French-speaking, as well as German vs. French nationals. The representation of these limits will be put in the territorial perspective of the factory environment through the places from where the employees originate.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadata

Cited literature [59 references]  Display  Hide  Download
Contributor : Jean-Yves Trépos Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 3:19:54 PM
Last modification on : Friday, September 2, 2022 - 10:51:45 AM
Long-term archiving on: : Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 6:32:59 PM


Publisher files allowed on an open archive


Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivatives 4.0 International License




Jean-Yves Trépos, Sabine Ehrhart, Grégory Hamez, Hélène Langinier, Claudia Polzin-Haumann, et al.. Frontières linguistiques et communautés de travail. Questions de communication, 2016, 29, pp.351-374. ⟨10.4000/questionsdecommunication.10508⟩. ⟨hal-02979294⟩



Record views


Files downloads