Lookup NU author(s): Dr Adam Brandt,
Dr Christopher Jenks
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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 and co-constructed in an online, voice-based chat room. Using conversation analysis, findings show how assumptions about cultural practices sequentially unfold in a setting where the interactants are strangers. Additionally, we show how assumptions about cultural practices can be used for rhetorical purposes, and can be treated as simple and complex in a single exchange.
Author(s): Brandt A, Jenks C
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Language and Intercultural Communication
Print publication date: 06/02/2011
ISSN (print): 1470-8477
ISSN (electronic): 1747-759X
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