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Book Chapter: Researching intercultural communication: Discourse tactics in non-egalitarian contexts

TitleResearching intercultural communication: Discourse tactics in non-egalitarian contexts
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Issue Date2010
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
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Researching intercultural communication: Discourse tactics in non-egalitarian contexts. In Streeck, J (Ed.), New Adventures in Language and Interaction, p. 125-144. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2010 How to Cite?
AbstractIn this chapter key sociological traditions forming the theoretical backdrop of current discourse-based approaches to intercultural communication research will be discussed and John Gumperz’s contribution to highlighting the interactional nature of everyday communication and language use will be outlined. Then I shall introduce the central thesis of this chapter: that discourse-based approaches to intercultural communication provide helpful frameworks for understanding how power is fluid and mediated through discourse and meaning-making, and how different social actors located in differential, hierarchical social positions, and coming from different cultural backgrounds, can negotiate through discourse for more advantageous positions for themselves. This thesis will then be delineated through drawing on positioning theory, (Davies and Harré 1990; Harré and Langenhove 1999), a discourse-based social identity theory, to analyse two examples of intercultural/inter-group communication.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/140954
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dc.contributor.authorLin, Aen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-23T06:22:29Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-23T06:22:29Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.citationResearching intercultural communication: Discourse tactics in non-egalitarian contexts. In Streeck, J (Ed.), New Adventures in Language and Interaction, p. 125-144. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2010en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-9027256003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/140954-
dc.description.abstractIn this chapter key sociological traditions forming the theoretical backdrop of current discourse-based approaches to intercultural communication research will be discussed and John Gumperz’s contribution to highlighting the interactional nature of everyday communication and language use will be outlined. Then I shall introduce the central thesis of this chapter: that discourse-based approaches to intercultural communication provide helpful frameworks for understanding how power is fluid and mediated through discourse and meaning-making, and how different social actors located in differential, hierarchical social positions, and coming from different cultural backgrounds, can negotiate through discourse for more advantageous positions for themselves. This thesis will then be delineated through drawing on positioning theory, (Davies and Harré 1990; Harré and Langenhove 1999), a discourse-based social identity theory, to analyse two examples of intercultural/inter-group communication.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Companyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofNew Adventures in Language and Interactionen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleResearching intercultural communication: Discourse tactics in non-egalitarian contextsen_US
dc.typeBook_Chapteren_US
dc.identifier.emailLin, A: angellin@hku.hken_US
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dc.publisher.placeAmsterdam-

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