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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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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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Strugielska, Ariadna; Piatkowska, Katarzyna – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2017
The aim of this paper is to discuss intercultural competence (IC) from a languacognitive perspective, whose main assumption is the interface between language, cognition and culture manifested in meaning construction. The article first emphasizes the centrality of language in the process of meaning construction. As a result, in the following…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Second Language Learning, Cultural Awareness, Higher Education
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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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Hellerstein-Yehezkel, Devora – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2017
This article illustrates the significance of intercultural competence in teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) to a multicultural group of students in a matriculation preparation programme in Israel. It is based on an action research using a case study approach to examine the role of cultural background in the acquisition of EFL. Drawing…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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