Cross - Cultural Communication

Articles from Vol. 4, No. 1, 2008

A Study of the Verbal Conflict between Mother and Daughter-in-Law in Desperate Housewives/ETUDE DU CONFLIT VERBAL ENTRE LA MÈRE ET LA BELLE-FILLE DANS LES MAÎTRESSES DE MAISON DÉSESPÉRÉES
Abstract:Ting-Toomey proposed face-negotiation theory in the 1980s. For years, face-negotiation theory has been used to explain conflict in communication and cultural differences related to communication. As we know, conflict is a very natural phenomenon...
Comparison of Two Writing Processes: Direct versus Translated Composition/COMPARAISON DES DEUX PROCESSUS D'ECRITURE : COMPOSITION DIRECT VERSUS COMPOSITION TRADUITE
Abstract:To explore the results of two different composing processes, one writing directly in English and the other writing first in Chinese and then translating into English, this study concerns itself with the essays resulting from the two composing...
Conversational Moves in Talking about Body-Image in All Female Interactions/MOUVEMENT CONVERSATIONNEL DANS LA DISCUSSION SUR L'IMAGE DU CORPS DANS TOUTES LES INTERACTIONS FÉMININES
Abstract:This paper examines the extracts taken from daily conversations as well as from a serial TV play respectively involving female postgraduate students and professional women. The aim of this research is to see whether Guendouzi's (2004) conversational...
Decompositional View of Word Form and Its Pedagogical Implication: From the Perspective of Word Formation Reference Books/VUE DÉCOMPOSITIONNELLE DE LA FORMATION DU MOT ET SON IMPLICATION PÉDAGOGIQUE: DANS LA PERSPECTIVE DES OUVRAGES DE RÉFÉRENCE SUR LA FORMATION DU MOT
Abstract:The vocabulary of a foreign language is always challenging for L2 learners, especially those morphologically complex words. How do these words stored in the mental lexicon? Over years of research, psycholinguists put forward two influential...
Monolingual, Bilingual Dictionaries and Language Study/DICTIONNAIRES MONOLINGUE ET BILINGUE ET ÉTUDE LINGUISTIQUE
Abstract:This paper tries to prove that, neither monolingual nor bilingual dictionary can, by themselves satisfy the needs of foreign language learners. Different stages of second language acquisition require different types of dictionaries, and they...
The Effectiveness of Interactive Instruction on the Intonation Learning of Chinese College Learners/EFFICACITÉ DE L'INSTRUCTION INTERACTIVE DANS L'APPRENTISSAGE DE L'INTONATION DES APPRENANTS DES UNIVERSITÉS CHINOISES
Abstract:The paper reported the findings from the study on the different effects of two form-focused instructional techniques on the EFL learner's learning of English intonation. The purposes are to investigate: 1) do the intonation instructions reset...
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