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This Post-Brexit Linguanomics

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLanguages after Brexit. How the UK speaks to the world.
EditorsMichael Kelly
Place of PublicationLondon/New York
Publisher or commissioning bodyPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-65168-2
DatePublished - 2017


This chapter links selected linguanomic aspects with the implications of Brexit; various related key points have been expanded online: ‘Why multilingualism is good for economic growth’.The Conversation, 3 February 2017. <>‘People who speak multiple languages make the best employees for one big reason’. Quartz, 9 March 2017. <>‘How Britain’s Monolingualism Will Hold Back its Economy after Brexit’. The Conversation, 31 March 2017. <>‘The educational and economic value of embracing people’s mother tongues’. LSE Business Review, 21 February 2018.<>

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In her recent book "Linguanomics: What is the Market Potential of Multilingualism?" (Bloomsbury Academic, 2017), Gabrielle Hogan-Brun outlines a framework that explains the historical importance of the relationships between languages and economics today.

    Research areas

  • multilingualism, foreign language skills, languages and economics, economics of multilingualism, languages as a resource, multilingual workplaces, language provision, languages and education, languages and vocational training, economics of language policy, human capital investment


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