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Fetscher, Doris – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2013
Virtual intercultural communication is of great interest in intercultural research. How can a researcher gain access to this field of investigation if s/he does not or only partially speaks the languages used by the subjects? This study is an example of how categories relevant to research can be accessed through in-depth interviews. The interview…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Intercultural Communication, Asians, Ethics
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Musolff, Andreas – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2012
If for much of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the "Battle of the Teutoburg Forest", fought in 9 CE between Roman armies and Germanic tribes, was predominantly a reference point for nationalist and chauvinist discourses in Germany, the first decade of the twenty-first century has seen attempts to link public remembrance with…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Discourse Analysis, Memory, Foreign Countries
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Busch, Dominic – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2010
This article presents an analysis of a short customer-vendor dialogue between a German couple and a Polish vendor at a food bazaar on the Polish border with Germany. In this situation, interactants have to negotiate and construct framings of hospitality abroad, customer-vendor relations, as well as intercultural relations. It is assumed that…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Foreign Countries, Vendors, German
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Fetscher, Doris – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2009
In this article, the "multiple voices" of 13-15-year-old German and Italian adolescents in internet guest-books are analyzed. The study is based on guest-books texts with a mixture of different registers, languages and dialects. In particular, the German adolescents from the Augsburg region (Bavaria) display a strong regional linguistic…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Internet, German, Italian
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Heinz, Bettina; Cheng, Hsin-I; Inuzuka, Ako – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2007
This cross-cultural discourse analysis examines the construction of environmental issues on Greenpeace web pages in China, Japan and Germany. To uncover the semantic representation of environmental activism on these sites, the authors sought to identify discursive homogeneity and divergence and to bring to light embedded cultural assumptions. The…
Descriptors: Language Patterns, Semantics, Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Struck-Soboleva, Julia – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2006
This paper is concerned with the impact that public and political discourses on the issues of language and ethnicity in Germany have on integration. It suggests that a combined effect of factors such as the traditional concept of "Germanness", peculiarities of Russian Germans' "cultural identity" and certain aspects of German…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Language Planning, Foreign Countries, Russian
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Wawra, Daniela – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2006
This paper deals with European language policy and its contribution to the formation of a European identity. The realisation of the "European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages" in Germany and the United Kingdom is discussed and evaluated. (Contains 1 table and 5 notes.)
Descriptors: Language Planning, Foreign Countries, Language Minorities, Public Policy
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Belz, Julie A. – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2005
This paper examines the use of questioning as an index of intercultural competence (IC) in an Internet-mediated, German-American language learning partnership. Such telecollaborative, intercultural exchanges are becoming increasingly more common as a means of providing students at one location with cost-effective access to distally located…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Questioning Techniques, Interpersonal Relationship
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Ebert, Reika – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2004
This paper explores Demirkan's narrative strategies in "Schwarzer Tee mit drei Stuck Zucker" to negotiate issues of a life between two cultures and traditions. Based on Bhabha's insights that mainstream culture needs intellectual and artistic infusion from the margins of a society in order to remain vital; and that cultural production…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Anxiety, Migrants, Literature