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Applied Linguistics in Intercultural Communication: Current Perspectives and Approaches

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Tony Young

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Abstract

This colloquium was the first contribution of the new Intercultural Communication (IC) SIG to BAAL Annual Meetings. The SIG aims to bring together researchers and practitioners whose interests intersect both fields. Invitees to the colloquium were asked to consider how applied linguistics can make a significant contribution to the multidisciplinary field of intercultural communication. Focus questions addressed were: To what extent is it possible to apply three identifiable but competing paradigms in intercultural communication: the social science, interpretive and critical approach to research and practice in intercultural communication pedagogy How can we study groups without a priori categorisation? Is essentialism essential in IC research? To what extent is multimodality and/or mixed methodology desirable, possible or necessary in IC research? What are the implications of non-western perspectives on human communication for theory and practice in IC? In addressing these and related questions, this colloquium showcased and opened up for discussion the range of conceptual, methodological and pedagogical perspectives and approaches which exist under the ambit of our SIG.


Publication metadata

Author(s): Young TJ, Woodin JA

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 43rd Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics

Year of Conference: 2010

Date deposited: 17/03/2011


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