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Research Awareness in Intercultural Discourse: A Sociolinguistic Perspective


Le, Q, Research Awareness in Intercultural Discourse: A Sociolinguistic Perspective, Health and Well-Being: A Social and Cultural Perspective, Nova Science Publishers, Q Le (ed), New York, pp. 291-300. ISBN 9781611226485 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conducting research in a different cultural discourse has many challenges to researchers. As many research concepts and activities such as interview, privacy, meaning, conversation and text are embedded in culture, a lack of intercultural awareness and competence can affect the reliability and validity of a research project. With the emergence of sociolinguistics as a powerful field of study, researchers can incorporate it into their research methodology. This chapter discusses the significance of language in research and subsequently examines how sociolinguistics can contribute to the enhancement of research.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:sociolinguistics, discourse, intercultural, conversation, interview.
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Specialist studies in education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Le, Q (Dr Quynh Le)
ID Code:69916
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2011-05-24
Last Modified:2017-10-16

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