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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, Changok; Riazantseva, Anastasia – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2015
Grounded in constructivist theories of reading and informed by the contemporary theories of identity, this study explored how three Korean adult speakers of English as a foreign language (EFL) constructed meaning of the novel "The Catcher in the Rye", and how their identities mediated this process. Sources of data included think aloud…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Korean, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Lin, Shumin – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2018
In order to internationalize higher education, universities across Asia have engaged in aggressive recruitment of international students and increased provision of English-medium instruction (EMI). While many studies have examined Asian international students' intercultural interactions during class discussions in Western/English-speaking…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Classroom Communication, Self Concept, International Education
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Yung, Kevin Wai-Ho – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
Internationalisation has recently become one of the major developmental goals within many institutions of higher education, where the use of languages on campus plays an important role. While research focusing on the use of English in higher education is growing, little attention has been paid to out-of-class contexts. This paper reports on the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Interviews, Self Concept, Foreign Countries
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Amadasi, Sara; Holliday, Adrian – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2018
In an interview with a postgraduate student about her intercultural experience of recently arriving for study abroad, it was found that the two researchers and the student were engaged in a mutual exploration of cultural identity. The interview events became conversational and took the form of small culture formation on the go in which each…
Descriptors: Interviews, Study Abroad, Personal Narratives, Graduate Students
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Jin, Tinghe – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2017
This paper reports on a study of the identity perceptions of undergraduate and postgraduate students of Mandarin at UK universities. Interviews with 26 students were conducted over a three-year period, most of whom were multilingual. Approximately half spoke English as an additional language. The remainder were native speakers of English. The…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Self Concept
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Weiguo, Qu – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2013
The assumption that each culture has its own distinctive identity has been generally accepted in the discussion of cultural identities. Quite often identity formation is not perceived as a dynamic and interactive ongoing process that engages other cultures and involves change in its responses to different challenges at different times. I will…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Self Concept, Intercultural Communication, Cultural Differences
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Mutlu, Sevcan; Ortaçtepe, Deniz – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
The present study explored the identity (re)construction of five nonnative English teachers who went to the USA on a prestigious scholarship for one year to teach their native language, Turkish. In that sense, it investigated how this shift from being a nonnative English teacher to a native Turkish teacher influenced their self-image,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Tannenbaum, Michal; Essa, Rania – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2012
This paper examines the relationship between language and identity in the Israeli conflictual situation, exploring the perceptions of Israeli Arab adolescents in two different contexts: a mixed city and a homogeneous Arab town. Adolescents in the mixed city, although more exposed to Hebrew and to Jewish culture, develop a stronger sense of…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Municipalities, Jews, Student Attitudes
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Jenks, Christopher – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2013
The widespread use of English has--for better or worse--shaped the social and communicative norms and practices of many people the world over, and the likelihood of this continuing for the foreseeable future raises questions concerning English ownership, linguistic imperialism, language attrition, and mutual intelligibility, to name a few. These…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Pronunciation, Language Variation
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Martin-Rubió, Xavier; Cots, Josep Maria – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
This study starts from the premise that academic mobility contributes to the development of students' plurilingual identities and that study abroad contexts aiming at becoming global spaces are particularly interesting sites to explore the individuals' discursive work to (re-)construct their plurilingual identities by reconciling their language…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Student Mobility, Multilingualism, Self Concept
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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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Vinagre, Margarita; Corral Esteban, Avelino – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2018
The main objective of this study is to explore how students who participate in virtual intercultural exchanges use evaluative language to build rapport and encourage collaboration. Data were gathered from 211 email messages sent by 40 Spanish and American university students and were tagged following Martin and White's Appraisal model.…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Self Concept, Intercultural Communication, Electronic Mail
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Kim, Miso; Kim, Tae-Young – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2015
In South Korea, "Damunwha" students (students from multicultural family backgrounds) have difficulties at school because of others' derogatory perception of them and the different linguistic and cultural settings. In light of this issue, this paper addresses the "Damunwha" students' identities and participation within the…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Asians, Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism
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Tashma Baum, Miri – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2014
Despite having almost no familial or social connection with English speakers and English-speaking countries, 19 interviewees, all preservice English teachers residing in the Israeli periphery, ascribe a central and surprisingly emotional role to English in their lives. The article presents the conclusions of a qualitative research project…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Concept, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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