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Koshiba, Kenta – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2017
This paper explores the role that translation may play in developing the symbolic competence of advanced-level bilingual learners. To this end, it examines how a group of bilingual learners engaged with a translation task that was assigned to them as part of their study in an advanced-level Japanese language class at an Australian university.…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Japanese, Advanced Courses, Second Language Learning
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Najar, Ulrike – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
Research on the intercultural is challenged by the contextuality of the object of the research. While theories on intercultural learning generally acknowledge that the "context" of the individual learning experience plays an important role for intercultural learning processes, a detailed understanding of what it is we call…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Learning Experience, Learning Processes, Figurative Language
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Starks, Donna; Willoughby, Louisa – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2015
Recent years have seen a backlash against multiculturalism in many Western countries and increasing calls to restrict migration and citizenship rights to those who can pass language tests. This paper explores the sentiment of high school students who were born and raised in Australia towards issues of language and migration, including the need for…
Descriptors: Dialects, Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Canagarajah, Suresh – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2013
Sociolinguists have recently employed the notion of spatiotemporal scales to explain the changing social status of linguistic codes across social and geopolitical domains. Scales enable us to address the portability of semiotic resources in migration with great insight. In addition, unlike romanticized orientations to globalization and…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Intercultural Communication, Global Approach, Sociolinguistics
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Moloney, Robyn – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2013
Recent years have witnessed rapid growth in language learning within online collaborative learning projects constructed between educational institutions in different cultural and pedagogic contexts. This qualitative case study investigated the role of teacher communication in a short online project between language classes in secondary schools in…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Markose, Susan; Symes, Colin; Hellsten, Meeri – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2011
The article analyses ethnographic data from the study of the home literacy practices of two immigrant families, a Lebanese-Muslim and a Chinese family. It explores the experiences of the immigrant families as they blend the pedagogical practices and behaviours of their own cultures with those of the mainstream culture to ensure academic success in…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Immigrants, Teaching Methods, Family Environment
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Tran, Ly Thi – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2009
The study reported in this paper examines the experiences of Chinese and Vietnamese international students in engaging in their institutional written discourse at an Australian university. The study highlights the significance of exploring the real accounts of the students as the "insiders" and uncovering students' individual potential…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries
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Sharifian, Farzad – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2001
Explores features of Aboriginal English discourse that appear to be associated with some distinctive roles played by schemas in processing and formation of discourse by Aboriginal children. Examines the complexity of intercultural communication between Australian aborigines and the dominant class of white Australians. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication, Language Processing