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Making visible ‘hidden’ intentions and potential choices: international students in intercultural communication

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posted on 2009-11-01, 00:00 authored by Ly TranLy Tran
The study reported in this paper examines the experiences of Chinese and Vietnamese international students in engaging in their institutional written discourse at an Australian university. The study highlights the significance of exploring the real accounts of the students as the ‘insiders’ and uncovering students’ individual potential choices and intentions as their ‘seemingly unrecognized’ values in producing their own texts in English as a second language. In particular, based on international students’ reflection on their intentions and potential choices in academic practices, the study signals how the taken-for-granted institutional conventions may contribute to silencing or marginalizing the possibilities for alternative approaches to knowledge and communication within the higher education institutional context.

History

Journal

Language and intercultural communication

Volume

9

Pagination

271-284

Location

London, England

ISSN

1470-8477

eISSN

1747-759X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2009, Taylor & Francis

Issue

4

Publisher

Routledge