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Making the 'invisible' visible: A conversation analytic approach to intercultural teaching and learning in the Chinese Mandarin language classroom

Wang, Yanyan; Rendle-Short, Johanna


This chapter demonstrates how conversation analysis or talk-in-interaction can be utilized in the language classroom in order to promote intercultural language learning. It shows how tertiary Mandarin language students can be given the techniques and opportunities to reflectively examine their own culture and its intersection with other cultures. It uses intercultural pragmatics and conversation analysis to examine the Chinese Mandarin ni hao ma ('how are you') in an oral Chinese language test....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Linguistics for Intercultural Education
DOI: 10.1075/lllt.33.07wan


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