A Journey through the Language of Our Business

Language

A Journey through the Language of Our Business
Business language, like all language, evolves over time and reflects and shapes its environment. Having identified various strains of business language, I decided to look at some of the language used within our own ELT industry. Does it fit any of these definable styles and if so, what are the implications for us, its practitioners?
Military
When I worked for Unilever in the late 1970s, the vocabulary structures and attitudes were very much adopted from the military. I was interviewed by a Personnel Officer and I ended up in the Information Division . . .

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