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ERIC Number: EJ870628
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8477
Making Visible "Hidden" Intentions and Potential Choices: International Students in Intercultural Communication
Tran, Ly Thi
Language and Intercultural Communication, v9 n4 p271-284 Nov 2009
The study reported in this paper examines the experiences of Chinese and Vietnamese international students in engaging in their institutional written discourse at an Australian university. The study highlights the significance of exploring the real accounts of the students as the "insiders" and uncovering students' individual potential choices and intentions as their "seemingly unrecognized" values in producing their own texts in English as a second language. In particular, based on international students' reflection on their intentions and potential choices in academic practices, the study signals how the taken-for-granted institutional conventions may contribute to silencing or marginalizing the possibilities for alternative approaches to knowledge and communication within the higher education institutional context. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; China; Vietnam