publication . 0044 . 2009

Intercultural awareness and intercultural communication through English: an investigation of Thai English language users in higher education

Baker, William;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
Abstract
Over the previous few decades there has been an increased emphasis on the cultural aspects of English language teaching. However, in settings where English is used as a global lingua franca the cultural associations of the language are complex and the role culture plays in successful communication has yet to be extensively investigated. To conduct such a study it is necessary to explicate the role and nature of English in global contexts and particularly how English functions as a lingua franca (ELF). Furthermore, a theoretical understanding of the relationships between languages and cultures in intercultural communication is needed, which emphasises the flui...
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