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Problematising intercultural communication competence in the pluricultural classroom : Chinese students in a New Zealand university.

Holmes, P. (2006) 'Problematising intercultural communication competence in the pluricultural classroom : Chinese students in a New Zealand university.', Language and intercultural communication., 6 (1). pp. 18-34.

Abstract

This study juxtaposes current approaches to intercultural communication compe-tence (ICC) with Chinese students' learning and communication experiences in a New Zealand pluricultural classroom. Fifteen first-year Chinese university students were interviewed and participated in focus groups. The findings indicated that the Chinese students' rules for communication - face negotiation, and maintaining roles, harmony and relationships - were not compatible with the New Zealand rules for competent classroom communication. Therefore, there is a need for a critical turn that is culture- and context-specific, and exposes power relations when theorising and investigating ICC.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Intercultural communication competence, Chinese students/learners, International education, Chinese communication.
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Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14708470608668906
Record Created:01 Nov 2010 09:50
Last Modified:02 Jun 2011 15:54

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