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Banaji, Shakuntala – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2011
This paper takes as its focus discourses about young people, intercultural citizenship, voice and participation on a range of youth civic websites surveyed during the project CivicWeb. This was a 3-year, seven-country European Commission funded study of young people, the Internet and civic participation. Specifically, it calls upon evidence from…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Young Adults, Web Sites
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Radtke, Oliver; Yuan, Xin – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2011
This paper deals with Chinglish as Chinese-English translations found on public bilingual signage in the People's Republic of China. After a short review of the existing literature, this study attempts to establish a typology of Chinglish with corpus-based research. Additionally, the corpus serves for geographical and statistical analysis. This…
Descriptors: Tourism, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, English (Second Language)
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Penman, Christine; Omar, Maktoba – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2011
This article proposes to investigate the role played by material goods in the transnational experience. Previous research has shown that the movement of people across the world comes with a corollary of cultural flows which find their expression in multiple ways. This article looks more specifically at the kind of commodities that international…
Descriptors: Role, Consumer Science, Migration, Foreign Students
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Sharma, Meenakshi – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2011
The writings of Indians in English provide a rich ground to explore the ways in which travellers and migrants from India to England relate to the realities of the place and to their place in it. Language and the literary education that characterised English education in India during colonial times play an important role in the construction of…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Indians, Intimacy, Foreign Countries
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Spencer, Anthony – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2011
This study explores the ways in which English-speaking immigrants negotiate new linguistic and cultural landscapes. I examine immigration and intercultural communication in a more complex and nuanced manner by researching the ways in which expatriates or "high-end" immigrants relocate and interact with host cultures. I conducted 11…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Linguistics, Cultural Awareness, Discourse Analysis
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Brandt, Adam; Jenks, Christopher – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2011
There is a small body of research which shows how intercultural communication is constituted in and through talk-in-interaction, and can be made relevant or irrelevant by interactants on a moment-by-moment basis. Our paper builds on this literature by investigating how cultural assumptions of national food-eating practices are deployed, contested…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Eating Habits, Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences
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Murata, Kumiko – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2011
This paper explores difficulties students may experience in giving opinions in class, drawing on data gleaned from the administration of questionnaires and interviews to Japanese and British students. The results show that the students from both groups regard highly of giving and exchanging opinions in class; however, there is a marked difference…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Opinions, Comparative Analysis, Questionnaires
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Wallace, Catherine – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2011
The social space this paper is concerned with is a particular school: it is local in that it ostensibly serves a local community in West London; however, it is global in that the student body is formed from families with connections all over the world. During an intensive period of 3 weeks, I observed a group of 12-year-olds in three classes:…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Humanities, Immigrants, Foreign Countries
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Baker, Will – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2011
The use of English as a global lingua franca (ELF) raises challenges concerning how we understand the relationship between languages and cultures in intercultural communication. In the dynamic contexts of ELF this relationship needs to be viewed as situated and emergent entailing a new approach to understanding intercultural competence in…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Cheng, Wei – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2011
This paper deals with transeditors' innovative subjectivity in facilitating intercultural communication from both the journalistic and the translational perspectives. By applying the basic notions of Douglas Robinson's 'dialogical' mode to the analysis of the translated news carried by "The Global Times" that relates to the Summer…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Translation, Ethics, News Reporting
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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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Broughton, Lee – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2011
Since the rise of the Internet, the act of border crossing has become a pursuit that must necessarily be conceptualized in both real and virtual terms. By using theories connected to virtual communities, new technologies, fan cultures and tourism, this paper seeks to show that the culturally productive activities of a transnational virtual…
Descriptors: Tourism, Information Technology, Computer Simulation, Participant Observation
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Dooly, Melinda Ann – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2011
This article looks at a year-long network-based exchange between two groups of student-teachers in Spain and the USA, who were involved in various network-based collaborative activities as part of their teaching education. Their online interaction was facilitated through diverse communicative modes such as Skype, Moodle, Voicethread and Second…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Communication Skills, Computer Mediated Communication
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Woodin, Jane – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2010
The issue of cultural categorisation causes difficulties for teachers and learners of intercultural communication as it can easily lead to stereotyping. Within applied linguistics cultural categorisation is hard to avoid; the large number of cross-cultural studies of languages and language use bear witness to this. Categorisation itself is a…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Intercultural Communication, Semantics, Applied Linguistics
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Holliday, Adrian – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2010
Interculturality may be something normal which everyone possesses to a degree. However, dominant neo-essentialist theories of culture give the impression that we are too different to easily cross-cultural boundaries. These theories support the development of academic disciplines and the need for professional certainty in intercultural training.…
Descriptors: Social Action, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Context, Cultural Awareness
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