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Student intercultural competence in a Malaysian campus: a phenomenological approach


Dalib, Syarizan and Harun, Minah and Yusof, Norhafezah (2016) Student intercultural competence in a Malaysian campus: a phenomenological approach. Journal of Multicultural Discourses, 12 (1). pp. 1-21. ISSN 1744-7143

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Abstract

This study offers a Malaysian perspective on intercultural competence. Specifically, we examine how the students of various nationalities portray their intercultural competence acts in everyday situations. Drawing upon a phenomenological approach, we explore their experiences interacting with the locals and their discourse on intercultural competence. We collect data from in-depth interviews with selected individuals. The findings are presented in two themes that describe the essence of intercultural competence: cultural understanding and language ability. The analysis not only adds to current understanding of intercultural competence, it also contributes to the emergent literature on intercultural competence that takes into account lived intercultural experiences in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intercultural competence, intercultural communication, phenomenology, discourse, Malaysia
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: School of Multimedia Technology & Communication
Depositing User: Mdm. Syarizan Dalib
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2017 08:41
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2017 08:41
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/21736

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