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Blue paint and white underwear: miscommunication and humour in intercultural contexts.

Book Chapter
Victoria, M. (2016)
Blue paint and white underwear: miscommunication and humour in intercultural contexts. In J. N. Singh, A. Kantara, & D. Cserző (Eds.), Downscaling Culture: Revisiting Intercultural Communication, 92-113. Cambridge Scholars Publishing
When two individuals from different cultural backgrounds fail to achieve mutual understanding, the accusatory finger is almost always automatically pointed at ‘cultural differ...

Text and Context in the Discourses of the Third Way in Germany and the United Kingdom A Comparative Study of the Language of ‘New Labour’ and ‘Die Neue Mitte’

Thesis
Kranert, M. Text and Context in the Discourses of the Third Way in Germany and the United Kingdom A Comparative Study of the Language of ‘New Labour’ and ‘Die Neue Mitte’. (Thesis)
University College London. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/402527
This thesis undertakes a comparison of the discursive strategies of New Labour and the German SPD at the turn of the twenty-first century, when both parties engaged in a disco...

Review of Piotr Cap & Urszula Okulska (eds). (2013)Analyzing genres in political communication: Theory and practice

Journal Article
Kranert, M. (2016)
Review of Piotr Cap & Urszula Okulska (eds). (2013)Analyzing genres in political communication: Theory and practice. Journal of Language and Politics, 15(4), 500-503. https://doi.org/10.1075/jlp.15.4.08kra
Piotr Cap & Urszula Okulska (eds). (2013)Analyzing genres in political communication: Theory and practice

Antoon De Rycker & Zuraidah Mohd Don (eds.), Discourse and crisis: Critical perspectives. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2013. Pp. vii, 489. Hb. $149.

Journal Article
Kranert, M. (2015)
Antoon De Rycker & Zuraidah Mohd Don (eds.), Discourse and crisis: Critical perspectives. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2013. Pp. vii, 489. Hb. $149. Language in Society, 44(02), 285-286. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0047404515000123
Antoon De Rycker & Zuraidah Mohd Don (eds.), Discourse and crisis: Critical perspectives. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2013. Pp. vii, 489. Hb. $149.

‘Intercultural competence’ as an intersubjective process: a reply to ‘essentialism’

Journal Article
Zhou, V. X., & Pilcher, N. (2018)
‘Intercultural competence’ as an intersubjective process: a reply to ‘essentialism’. Language and Intercultural Communication, 18(1), 125-143. https://doi.org/10.1080/14708477.2017.1400510
In this paper, we problematise a competence-oriented reflective approach to intercultural education by drawing on four students’ reflective essays about their experiential lea...

Role requirements in Academic Recruitment for Construction & Engineering

Journal Article
Pilcher, N., Galbrun, L., Craig, N., Murray, M., Forster, A., & Tennant, S. (in press)
Role requirements in Academic Recruitment for Construction & Engineering. European Journal of Engineering Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/03043797.2020.1725451
Two ongoing and recurrent debates in the employment of academic staff are (1) how much industry experience should faculty staff have? and (2) what priority is given to researc...

Dialogues: ‘QUANT’ researchers on ‘QUAL’ methods.

Journal Article
Pilcher, N., & Cortazzi, M. (2016)
Dialogues: ‘QUANT’ researchers on ‘QUAL’ methods. Qualitative Report, 21(3), 450-473
Qualitative researchers commonly perceive that positivist hard-science researchers and policies of governments deprecate qualitative methods and approaches. Curiously though, ...

Community Language Classes: How Ready are Students for More Technology?

Journal Article
Ratz, S. (2013)
Community Language Classes: How Ready are Students for More Technology?. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 1(1), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.14297/jpaap.v1i1.35
Are students at community language classes ready to use more technology for their learning? Although research into the use of technology in many language learning settings is ...

The verbal and the visual in language learning and teaching: insights from the ‘Selfie Project’

Journal Article
Victoria, M. (2018)
The verbal and the visual in language learning and teaching: insights from the ‘Selfie Project’. Language Learning Journal, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1080/09571736.2018.1484797
That ‘a picture can stimulate a thousand words’ aptly summarizes the role of the visual in the field of language learning and teaching. The power of the image to generate lang...

Western and Eastern Building Conservation Philosophies: Perspectives on Permanence and Impermanence

Journal Article
Forster, A. M., Thomson, D., Richards, K., Pilcher, N., & Vettese, S. (in press)
Western and Eastern Building Conservation Philosophies: Perspectives on Permanence and Impermanence. International Journal of Architectural Heritage, (1-16). ISSN 1558-3058
In this conceptual paper, we illuminate Western building conservation philosophy practice with insights into Eastern conservation philosophy and associated aesthetic understan...