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Transcultural communication: Language, communication and culture through English as a lingua franca in a social network community

Transcultural communication: Language, communication and culture through English as a lingua franca in a social network community
Transcultural communication: Language, communication and culture through English as a lingua franca in a social network community
SNS (Social Networking Sites) are a ubiquitous social space for many, often involving the use of English as a lingua franca in highly multilingual and multicultural settings. This article presents an ethnographic investigation of communication among a group of international students on a popular SNS. The data illustrates the fluid and complex linguistic and cultural practices present in these social spaces. This has important implications for understanding intercultural communication; in particular, we argue that a transcultural perspective provides a significant new dimension to research in which borders between languages, communities and cultures are transcended, transgressed and transformed.
1470-8477
471-487
Baker, William
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Sangiamchit, Chittima
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Baker, William
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Sangiamchit, Chittima
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Baker, William and Sangiamchit, Chittima (2019) Transcultural communication: Language, communication and culture through English as a lingua franca in a social network community. Language and Intercultural Communication, 19 (6), 471-487. (doi:10.1080/14708477.2019.1606230).

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SNS (Social Networking Sites) are a ubiquitous social space for many, often involving the use of English as a lingua franca in highly multilingual and multicultural settings. This article presents an ethnographic investigation of communication among a group of international students on a popular SNS. The data illustrates the fluid and complex linguistic and cultural practices present in these social spaces. This has important implications for understanding intercultural communication; in particular, we argue that a transcultural perspective provides a significant new dimension to research in which borders between languages, communities and cultures are transcended, transgressed and transformed.

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Accepted/In Press date: 5 April 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 13 May 2019
Published date: November 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 430257
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/430257
ISSN: 1470-8477
PURE UUID: af55effa-6ded-4a23-a6e2-0390d63619dd

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Date deposited: 23 Apr 2019 16:30
Last modified: 26 Nov 2021 05:14

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Author: William Baker
Author: Chittima Sangiamchit

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