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ERIC Number: EJ906203
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8477
"O Que Diriam Sobre Os Portugueses?????" [What Would You Say about Portuguese People?]: Intercultural Curiosity in Multilingual Chat-Rooms
Araujo e Sa, Maria Helena; de Carlo, Maddalena; Melo-Pfeifer, Silvia
Language and Intercultural Communication, v10 n4 p277-298 Nov 2010
In this study, we intend to discuss questioning as a sign of Intercultural Communicative Competence in plurilingual environments, stressing the relationship between questioning and the process of developing discovery skills in Romance chat-rooms. Focusing specifically on episodes beginning with intercultural questioning, we will analyse: (1) typical situations leading to these kinds of questions and; (2) recurrent discursive topics of the "corpus." These two subjects will allow us to reflect on how plurilingual/intercultural on-line communication 're-socializes' individuals, creating new images/representations about others and their (inter)cultural identities and by promoting a greater awareness of what it means to participate in intercultural discussions. (Contains 2 tables and 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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