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Cross-cultural skills – crossing the disciplinary divide

Cowley, Peter & Hanna, Barbara E. (2004) Cross-cultural skills – crossing the disciplinary divide. Language and Communication, 25(1), pp. 1-17.

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Abstract

Courses in cross-cultural communication and in "foreign" languages, in Australian universities at least, often fail to communicate across institutional and disciplinary barriers. Starting from an analysis of two courses in intercultural communication, this article examines how they foreground cultural difference and where they locate it in relation to the classroom. This analysis raises a number of issues of relevance to the teaching of culture within "language courses." The affordances of this interdisciplinary approach are explored with particular reference to the teaching of French

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ID Code: 185
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Cross Cultural Communication, Second Language Instruction, Australia, Language Culture Relationship, French as a Second Language Instruction
DOI: 10.1016/j.langcom.2004.05.002
ISSN: 0271-5309
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Multicultural Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies (200209)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LINGUISTICS (200400)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 10 Jun 2004
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:11

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