The Language and Intercultural Communication (LInC) symposium provided an opportunity to explore research activity within the Flinders Humanities Research Centre around the theme of Language and Intercultural Communication in the context of second and foreign language teaching and learning.
The LInC group is currently composed of academics from the Department of Languages and the English as a Second Language Section. Through the symposium, the LInC group aimed to extend its collaborative connections within the university.
Gabriele Kasper (Professor of Second Language Studies, University of Hawaii) was the symposium's special guest.
All participants took an active part in discussions in this working symposium.
Browsing Language and Intercultural Communication Symposium, 22-24 November 2005 and 8-9 February 2006 by Author "Mrowa-Hopkins, Colette Marie"
In this paper, we wish to discuss ways in which cross-cultural pragmatics research can contribute to a language socialisation perspective in second language teaching and learning. We provide some background to our research project on the study of
self-disclosure and negative emotion communication among three cultural groups, drawing on data collected in Anglo-Australian, French and Italian films. Our project involved the elaboration of a model of the cultural script of anger display in interactions involving male friends, and the observation and analysis of non-verbal responses based on a small corpus.
(2006) Strambi, Antonella; Mrowa-Hopkins, Colette Marie
In this paper, we explore ways in which the results of our studies on emotion communication across cultures can be used as a starting point for material and activity design, within a language socialization approach. Starting from theoretical and pedagogical considerations, we will illustrate our rationale for material design, demonstrate some sample activities and suggest implementation strategies, as well as methods for evaluation.