ELL202 - Texts Across Cultures
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Unit chair:||H Shokouhi|
1 x 3 hour Seminar per week
This unit aims to introduce students to the basic concepts of intercultural communication. It discusses differences in interactive styles across diverse cultural settings and focuses on the application of intercultural pragmatics in language learning and teaching contexts.
Topics to be addressed include: Cultural differences in written and spoken discourse; Intercultural communication and Gricean maxims; Ways of making meaning in diverse cultural contexts; The pragmatics of face and politeness; Applications of pragmatics in second and foreign language learning and teaching; Relevance and implicature; Intercultural variation in speech acts; Presupposition and common ground; Cultural awareness in the classroom; Intercultural variation of academic English; and Stereotyping and discriminating in language.
Responses to theoretical issues and practical activities in logbook format (2000 words - 50%); an essay on an issue in intercultural communication in a language classroom (to be selected from a list of topics included the Unit Guide) (2000 words - 50%).
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All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students
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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students
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