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ERIC Number: EJ1123938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1692-5777
Cultural Collision: The Interference of First Language Cultural Identity on Pragmatic Competence of the Target Language
Liu, Yi-Fen Cecilia
GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, n13 p131-147 Jul-Dec 2016
This reflective study explores a different perspective of intercultural communicative competency (ICC) by focusing on the speech acts that nonnative speakers of Spanish from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds find difficult to perform competently in various contexts in Colombia. This article covers a qualitative case study using interpretative phenomenological analysis to describe these foreign learners' experiences. It aims to understand the role of their first language, culture, and identity in their use of Spanish and intercultural communication. The data was collected through interviews and reflection notes. The findings demonstrate the interaction and negotiation between the pragmatic knowledge embedded in participants' mother tongue and the target language as they encountered contradictions of their native cultural identity and that of the target culture.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colombia
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