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Intercommunicative and Intercultural Competence [microform] / Tove Skutnabb-Kangas and Robert Phillipson
Bib ID 5554209
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Skutnabb-Kangas, Tove
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1983 
35 p. 
Summary

A framework is presented for analyzing the role of communicative and intercultural competence and their teachability in second language instruction. First, several problematic communication situations are examined in which: (1) a native English speaker and native Danish speaker with limited English converse; (2) native speakers of two languages converse, each using his native language (Swedish and English) and understanding the other language; and (3) native speakers of two languages (Swedish and Chinese) using a third (English) to communicate. Six specific sample situations are discussed. The concepts of communicative and cultural competence are then defined and their teachability and interrelationship are investigated. It is concluded that, contrary to conventional wisdom, knowledge of a language and culture, and sometimes even mastery of specific behaviors, does not necessarily lead to well-functioning communication. In addition, sometimes lack of mastery of an affective cultural component and very often lack of metacommunicative and metacultural awareness may even prevent people from using their linguistic or cultural knowledge and behaving appropriately, either linguistically or culturally. A 14-item bibliography is included. (MSE)

Notes

ERIC Note: In Cultilingualism--Papers in Culture and Communicative (In)competence. ROLIG-papir 28; see FL 020 191.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Chinese.  |  Communicative Competence (Languages)  |  Cultural Awareness.  |  Danish.  |  English.  |  English (Second Language)  |  Foreign Countries.  |  Intercultural Communication.  |  Second Language Instruction.  |  Second Language Learning.  |  Swedish.  |  Uncommonly Taught Languages.
Form/genre Opinion Papers.
Other authors/contributors Phillipson, Robert, author
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