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MacDonald, Malcolm N. – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
This paper will carry out a theoretical and empirical inquiry into the ways in which the 'discourse of thirdness' is constituted within the field of intercultural studies. It will firstly critically review the autochthonous conceptualisations of the Third Space and other metaphors of 'thirdness' in language education. It will then use corpus…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Intercultural Communication, Computational Linguistics, Journal Articles
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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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Fukuda, Makiko – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2018
This paper explores language education in a Japanese school in Catalonia from the viewpoints of language policy with special attention to ideology. Our main goal is to identify the major factors which influence over the school's language education. As a national school abroad, this school should include national, local and global viewpoints in its…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Japanese, Administrator Attitudes
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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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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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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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Amadasi, Sara; Holliday, Adrian – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2017
This paper considers how, in the process of positioning that is implicit in every interaction, all of us employ multiple and often competing narratives when we talk about cultural identity and our relationships with new cultural environments. In interviews with newly arrived postgraduate students about their experience of travelling to study…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Graduate Students, Interviews, Student Attitudes
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Baker, Will – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
The increasingly international orientation of many higher education (HE) institutes and the growing role of English as an academic lingua franca have far-reaching implications for how we conceptualise universities and student mobility. In this paper, it is argued that the complexity and diversity of languages, communities and cultures present in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Language Role
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Beaven, Ana; Golubeva, Irina – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
Higher education (HE) student mobility offers the opportunity to acquire, among other things, intercultural experience. Nevertheless, it is crucial to prepare students and give them the tools to reflect on their experiences before, during and after study abroad. In this pedagogical paper, we present and discuss "Perceptions of self and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness
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Borghetti, Claudia – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
This pedagogical paper describes and discusses a teaching activity of intercultural education for mobile students developed within the European IEREST project (http://ierest-project.eu/). The activity "24 h Erasmus Life" aims at making students reflect on four interrelated areas of their sojourn: the emotional impact of living abroad,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Mobility, Multicultural Education, Intercultural Communication
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Holmes, Prue; Bavieri, Luisa; Ganassin, Sara; Murphy, Jonathon – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
This study investigated how a "while abroad" (IEREST) intercultural experiential learning programme (i) encouraged mobile student sojourners to explore the concept of "interculturality"; (ii) promoted their intercultural engagement/communication during their stay abroad; and (iii) invited them to reflect on their own…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Learning Experience, Student Mobility, Questionnaires
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Harvey, Lou – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
This article theorises the relationship between language and intercultural learning from a Bakhtinian dialogic perspective, based on the language learning story of Federica, a mobile student in UK higher education (HE). I first outline the context of UK HE and its internationalisation agenda, discussing how research in this field has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Intercultural Communication, Foreign Students
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Basílio, Daniel; Araújo e Sá, Maria Helena; Simões, Ana Raquel – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
This study intends to highlight the role that Foreign Language Education (FLE), particularly in the Higher Education context, can play so as to contribute to the rapprochement of two distant and still mutually unknown countries such as Portugal and Turkey. In this sense, it ultimately aims at supporting the training of intercultural speakers,…
Descriptors: Role, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intercultural Communication
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Faneca, Rosa Maria; Araújo e Sá, Maria Helena; Melo-Pfeifer, Sílvia – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
This paper is part of a case study aimed at researching the multilingual repertoires of young people from a linguistic and cultural minority. Further, it analyzes the role of and the place given to heritage languages (HL) in the development of a multilingual and intercultural competence in schools. In the scope of the study mentioned above, a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Heritage Education, Multilingualism, Intercultural Communication
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