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Author Foncha, John Wankah, author

Title Investigating the role of language in the identity construction of scholars : coming to terms with inter-cultural communicative competence / by John Wankah Foncha, Sivakumar Sivasubramaniam, John Adamson and Roger Nunn
Published Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 214 pages)
Contents Table of Contents; Abstract; Preface; Acknowledgements; Chapter One; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Aims and Scope of the Study; 1.3 Attitude and Beliefs Underlying the Researchers' Stance; 1.4 Problematique; 1.5 Organization of the Chapters of the Study; Chapter Two; 2.1 Introduction; 2.1.1 Language use in South Africa; 2.2 Theoretical Framing; 2.2.1 The Ecological View of Language and Affordances; 2.2.2 Language Learning and Choice; 2.3 Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA); 2.3.1 Identity and Culture; 2.3.2 Methodological Considerations on Individual Identity; 2.4 Intercultural Communication
2.4.1 Cultural Identity2.4.2 Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC); 2.4.3 Qualities of Intercultural Communicative Competence; 2.4.4 The Socio-cultural and Ideological Model; 2.4.5 The Intercultural Communicative Competence Model; 2.4.6 Intercultural Adjustment Model; 2.5 The Integrated Intercultural Communicative Competence Model; 2.6 Conclusion; Chapter Three; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Qualitative Research Design; 3.2.1 Ethnography; 3.2.2 Phenomenology; 3.2.3 Case Study; 3.2.4 Ethnographic Design; 3.2.5 Linguistic Ethnography; 3.3 The Setting; 3.3.1 The Physical Context
3.4 Participants in the Study3.5 Research Questions; 3.6 Research Techniques; 3.6.1 Field Notes; 3.6.2 Natural Occurring Events; 3.6.3 Interviews; 3.6.4 Questionnaires; 3.6.5 Participant Observation; 3.7 Reflexivity and Ethnographic Research; 3.8 Ethnography and Ethics; Chapter Four; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Data Segment 1(Interviews) on the Role of Environment on Language Learning; 4.2.1. The Perceptions of Lecturers on the Role of the Environment on Language Learning; 4.2.2 The Perceptions of Tutors on the Role of Environment on Language Learning
4.2.3 Perception of Students from the Interviews on the Role of the Environment4.3 Data Segment 2 (Questionnaires) on the Role of the Environment on Language Learning; 4.3.1 Lecturers' Perspectives on the Role of the Environment to Language Learning; 4.3.2 Tutors Perspective on the Role of Environment on Language Learning; 4.3.3 Students' Perspectives on the Role of the Environment on Language Learning; 4.4 Data Segment 3 (Naturally Occurring Data) on the Role of Environment on Language Learning; 4.5 Data Segment 4, Participant Observation
4.6 Data Segment 1 (Interviews) on English as the Lingua Franca and Language of Instruction4.6.1 Perceptions of the Lecturers on English as the Lingua Franca; 4.6.2 Perceptions of the Tutors on English as the Lingua Franca; 4.6.3 Perceptions of the Students on English as a Lingua Franca; 4.7 Data Segment 2 (Questionnaires); 4.7.1 Perceptions of the Lecturers on English as Lingua Franca; 4.7.2 Perceptions of Tutors from Questionnaires on English as the Lingua Franca; 4.7.3 Perceptions of the Students on English as the Lingua Franca
Summary Many people across the globe are today experiencing an era characterised by increasingly dynamic population mobility. It is, consequently, a time where previously held assumptions about individual and group identities, and about the social and political semiotics that shape them, seem inadequate. Languages and cultures are at the heart of what has been termed this "superdiversity". In contemporary superdiverse societies, the question of language poses a particularly difficult challenge, with new cultural realities giving rise to new questions. In in such circumstances, how can linguistic and c
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Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 9, 2017)
Subject Group identity
Intercultural communication
Language and culture
Scholars -- Language
Education.
Group identity.
Intercultural communication.
Language and culture.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority Studies
Form Electronic book
Author Adamson, John, author
Nunn, Roger, author
Sivasubramaniam, Sivakumar, author
ISBN 1443812900 (electronic bk.)
9781443812900 (electronic bk.)