ALC8008 : Language and Cross-Cultural Communication
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Peter Sercombe
- Owning School: Education, Communication & Language Sci
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
To develop understanding of the socio-cultural processes underlying language use and language behaviour of the individual.
To develop understanding of key issues relating to language and communication in cross-cultural contexts.
Outline Of Syllabus
What are ‘Culture’, ‘Communication’, ‘Language’, ‘Inter-‘ and ‘Cross-cultural Communication’?
Approaches to the Study of Cross-Cultural Communication
The Interpretation of Speech Acts
Interpersonal Politeness and Power
Cultural Knowledge and Its Relevance to Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
Discourse in Institutional Settings
News Media and Intercultural Communication
Frameworks for the Consideration of Intercultural Communication
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||40:00||40:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||8||3:00||24:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||2||3:00||6:00||Tutorial|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||130:00||130:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures to introduce main topic areas and discuss key studies. They should be followed by student-led seminars and small group tutorials to allow critical evaluation of existing findings. Private study to enable wider reading and critical evaluation of studies.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||1||A||100||3000 word essay and 1.000 word critical self-reflection|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Will give students an opportunity to reflect on the wide range of topics/issues that have been covered in the module.