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ERIC Number: EJ824015
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8477
Problematising Intercultural Communication Competence in the Pluricultural Classroom: Chinese Students in a New Zealand University
Holmes, Prue
Language and Intercultural Communication, v6 n1 p18-34 Feb 2006
This study juxtaposes current approaches to intercultural communication competence (ICC) with Chinese students' learning and communication experiences in a New Zealand pluricultural classroom. Fifteen first-year Chinese university students were interviewed and participated in focus groups. The findings indicated that the Chinese students' rules for communication--face negotiation, and maintaining roles, harmony and relationships--were not compatible with the New Zealand rules for competent classroom communication. Therefore, there is a need for a critical turn that is culture- and context-specific, and exposes power relations when theorising and investigating ICC.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; New Zealand