Classroom teaching as an intercultural communication phenomenon: a thematic analysis of a foreign teacher’s rhetorical practices as communication dynamic

Delante, Nimrod (2020) Classroom teaching as an intercultural communication phenomenon: a thematic analysis of a foreign teacher’s rhetorical practices as communication dynamic. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 6. pp. 1-18.

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Theoretically, this study is framed within the rhetorical tradition of communication theory which theorizes communication as the practical art of discourse and problems of communication as social exigencies requiring collective deliberation and judgement. Methodologically, this study is influenced by hermeneutic empiricism as a qualitative interpretivist framework which helped in making sense of human participant data guided by the rhetorical criticism as a lens. The rhetorical nature of classroom teaching as an intercultural communication phenomenon can create social exigencies in communication when the culture of students is in conflict with the culture of teachers when it comes to teaching, and when intercultural problems emerge in the classroom. To resolve these social exigencies, teachers participate in discourse by performing rhetorical practices in the classroom. This discourse paves the way for feedback to emerge as a communication dynamic and helps in the accomplishment of learning. A theoretical implication of the findings of this study underscores the potential for building existing knowledge about the rhetorical influence of imperatives and appeals as feedback dynamics in the intercultural classroom, as well as the role of intercultural teaching in dealing with intercultural problems that emerge in class.

Item ID: 63803
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1747-5767
Keywords: classroom teaching; intercultural communication; rhetorical practices; feedback dynamic; rhetorical tradition of communication theory; rhetorical criticism; interpretivist framework; learning accomplishment
Copyright Information: © 2020 World Communication Association
Research Data: https://doi.org/10.1080/17475759.2020.1790406
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2020 23:26
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies @ 70%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200101 Communication Studies @ 30%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development @ 25%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture @ 25%
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