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MacDonald, Malcolm N. – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
This paper will carry out a theoretical and empirical inquiry into the ways in which the 'discourse of thirdness' is constituted within the field of intercultural studies. It will firstly critically review the autochthonous conceptualisations of the Third Space and other metaphors of 'thirdness' in language education. It will then use corpus…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Intercultural Communication, Computational Linguistics, Journal Articles
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Peck, Catherine; Yates, Lynda – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
The 'intercultural turn' in foreign language education has brought to the fore the need to foster intercultural competences. Yet in contexts where virtually all intercultural communication is mediated by English as a foreign language (hereafter EFL), proficiency in that language determines to a large extent access to intercultural experiences,…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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McKinley, Jim; Dunworth, Katie; Grimshaw, Trevor; Iwaniec, Janina – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
With the number of international postgraduate students in UK universities steadily increasing, there is great interest in understanding how institutions can more effectively meet these students' expectations and needs through programme-supported development of intercultural competence. This paper reports on a project that explored experiences and…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, Graduate Students, Student Needs
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Zhou, Vivien Xiaowei; Pilcher, Nick – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
In this paper, we explore intercultural communication as dialogue occurring in a third space. Through seven students' reflective essays on group-based intercultural learning, we analyse the ever-shifting communicative space that interlocutors produce through negotiating the meanings of difference and power and their dialogic relations with the…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Ethics, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism
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Dippold, Doris; Bridges, Stephanie; Eccles, Sue; Mullen, Emma – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
Developing "global graduates" or "global citizens" is a goal often expressed in university mission statements. This study draws on Amadasi and Holliday's (2017) distinction of block narratives and thread narratives of culture and applies these to interviews with first year students. It shows that some ability to draw on thread…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Experience, Global Approach, Citizenship Responsibility
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Nasrollahi Shahri, Mohammad Naseh – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
The study examines second language identities constructed in small stories around intercultural communication. It presents a detailed narrated-event and narrating-event analysis of small stories narrated by an Iranian user of English as a second language (ESL). The analysis suggests that small stories can become a site where second language…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Usage, English (Second Language), Self Concept
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Shin, Yu Kyoung; Park, Eun Sung – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
An increasing number of North Koreans have migrated to other countries in the past two decades, with South Korea receiving a significant number of these escapees each year. Research examining young North Koreans' adjustment to South Korean schools has reported that these students struggle with mandatory English classes and the prevalent use of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Curtis, Richard; Robertson, Ann; Mahony, Inez – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
This study explores the impact of a government-funded program which sought to retrain in-service teachers in regional Queensland as Indonesian language teachers through an Australian university-led program with on-campus and in-country components. The study first examines how the Indonesian for Teachers Initiative (InTI) program's diverse social…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Indonesian
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Clark-Gareca, Beth; Gui, Min – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
Instructional practices are fundamentally influenced by teacher beliefs. Cultural and pedagogical belief differences in EFL teachers can fuel a lack of professional understanding among teachers with contrasting perspectives about effective teaching practices. The present study examined the alignment between the beliefs of Chinese English teachers…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Khan, Cristine – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
Through recent educational initiatives that incorporate native English speakers (NESs) in achieving English proficiency, Colombia has seen an increase in NESs working as teachers or teaching assistants. This interpretive study uses qualitative methods to understand how NESs stimulate intercultural exchanges and awareness between Colombians and…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Native Speakers, Role, Foreign Countries
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Barakos, Elisabeth – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
This article examines language trainers as language workers in an Austrian language education company. The study interrogates what the trainers' discourses, ideologies and practices about the nature of their work are, and how these reside within the logic and discursive practices of their employer. A close analysis of interview, ethnographic and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Knowledge Economy
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Ganassin, Sara – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
This article investigates how pupils and teachers in two Chinese community schools in the UK understand Chinese culture as regards the classroom teaching and other activities offered by the schools such as the celebration of festivals. Working from a social constructionist perspective and building on the work of Adrian Holliday, the study explores…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Community Schools, Asian Culture, Cultural Activities
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Gyogi, Eiko – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
This study examines the potential of translation activities as a means for introducing a discourse approach to teaching culture in the beginner-level language classroom. For this purpose, a translation session was implemented to a group of beginner-level learners of Japanese at a UK university. Analysis of classroom interaction and students'…
Descriptors: Translation, Discourse Analysis, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Dávila-Montes, José – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
This paper draws from comparative rhetoric and contrastive stylistics and, by resorting to corpus linguistics methodologies, looks into possible quantitative descriptions of rhetorical deviations that are present in source texts within different language pairs and genres, in an attempt to map patterns of deviation, actual or expected, in…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Language Usage, Contrastive Linguistics, Language Styles
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Elewa, Abdelhamid – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
Sociocultural differences influenced translation and prompted researchers of translation to explore different sociocultural perspectives using varied sources of data. I will analyse the translation of Arabic quotations in British and American newspapers using CDA. In order to highlight differences between portrayals of the Middle East there,…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Ideology, Translation, Semitic Languages
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