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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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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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Tekgül, Duygu – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
This study seeks to analyze book group discussions on translated fiction in terms of micro public spheres. The paper explores the potentials of this perspective based on ethnographic data collected through participant observation with reading groups located across Britain. The discussion demonstrates the public sphere in operation beyond the…
Descriptors: Fiction, Clubs, Books, Group Discussion