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Helm, Francesca; Dabre, Tejane – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2018
This paper presents a pilot project which uses a translanguaging approach in order to subvert the power dynamics whereby language learners, refugees and migrants are positioned as defective or ineffective communicators of a target language. The project seeks to create a space, an engineered "contact zone" in which the negative,…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Communication Strategies
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Bradley, Jessica; Moore, Emilee; Simpson, James; Atkinson, Louise – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2018
This paper focuses on an innovative transdisciplinary educational arts-based learning project, LangScape Curators, which links to and leads from research conducted for the AHRC-funded "Translation and Translanguaging" project. Here, we describe how we work collaboratively with creative practitioners to use a variety of creative arts…
Descriptors: Art Education, Program Descriptions, Workshops, Ethnography
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Zhou, Vivien Xiaowei; Pilcher, Nick – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2018
In this paper, we problematise a competence-oriented reflective approach to intercultural education by drawing on four students' reflective essays about their experiential learning experiences on an "Intercultural Competence" (IC) module. Their reflections sometimes evidence much-vaunted IC attributes such as "tolerance" and…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Empathy, Experiential Learning
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Parks, Elinor – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2018
This study reports on the findings of a PhD study investigating the implications of the division between language and content in Modern Language degrees on students' development of intercultural competence and criticality across four universities, two in the US and two in the UK. It draws upon the theoretical frameworks of Intercultural…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Communicative Competence (Languages), Modern Languages, Undergraduate Students
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Garrido, Maria Rosa – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2018
In the current neoliberal era, work is increasingly connected to transnational relations that involve people crossing linguistic and national borders. Based on a multi-sited ethnography, this article explores a transnational social movement called Emmaus where voluntary work, geographical mobility, and language learning intersect. I analyse the…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Mobility, Ethnography, Second Language Learning
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Sharma, Bal Krishna – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2018
This article provides an ethnographic discourse analysis of an intercultural communication training course for tourism workers in Nepal, and investigates the communicative practices Nepali tour guides are socialized into as part of the development of their professional competence. Their work competence and skills include learning some tactics of…
Descriptors: Tourism, Intercultural Communication, Socialization, Employees
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Codó, Eva – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2018
This paper examines the intersection of one form of contemporary mobility, i.e. lifestyle mobility, with the ELT industry. It draws on the discursive analysis of a small corpus of life story data produced by native English language teachers of different ages residing in Barcelona. Through their own personal and professional accounts and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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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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Collins, Haynes – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2018
This article draws on data from an ethnographic account of the institutionalisation of 'the intercultural' within a large British university. The study finds that although the term 'intercultural' is frequently used in multiple forms, it is often aligned with the dominant discourses of the neoliberal university system in order to become an…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Ethnography, Universities, Commercialization
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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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Mady, Callie – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2018
This study seeks to examine the success of voluntary immigrants in Grade 6 French immersion with a double comparison to Canadian-born (a) Anglophones and (b) multilingual students (children of voluntary immigrants). The findings, that show the immigrant students to outperform the other two groups in French and English, are explored through a…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, French, Immersion Programs, Immigrants
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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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Tajeddin, Zia; Alemi, Minoo; Pashmforoosh, Roya – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2018
Despite the global spread of English, it seems that voices from nonnative English teachers concerning English as an international language (EIL) are under-represented. To address the issue, this study sought to investigate the nonnative teachers' perceptions of idealized native-speaker linguistic and pragmatic norms in the EIL context.…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Prasad, Gail Lori – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2018
This article draws on data generated through a multi-site collaborative inquiry with students across five English and French schools in Canada and France to investigate children's social representations of plurilingualism. Children were asked to draw a sequence of reflexive drawings of a monolingual, a bilingual and a plurilingual individual, as…
Descriptors: Monolingualism, Multilingualism, Freehand Drawing, Applied Linguistics
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Demuro, Eugenia; Gurney, Laura – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2018
Critical perspectives on language pedagogy and linguistics have been marked by advocacy for the deconstruction of the concept of "language". Using Spanish as exemplary, and situating "language" within culturally informed worldviews, we contribute to this discussion through an examination of dominant language ideologies and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Spanish
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