The Self Concept, Culture and Cultural Identity: An Examination of the Verbal Expression of the Self Concept in an Intercultural Context

Winchester, Jules (2009) The Self Concept, Culture and Cultural Identity: An Examination of the Verbal Expression of the Self Concept in an Intercultural Context. Linguistics Journal (Specia). pp. 63-81. ISSN 1718-2301

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Abstract

This paper is an examination of what verbal expressions of the self concept, assessed through analysis of self descriptions, reveal about an individuals identity claims in a given interaction. Based on the findings of a larger study into the communication behaviour of a small number of Japanese women conversing in English with a British interlocutor in England, the paper concludes that cultural identity plays a salient role in an individual's self concept in intercultural communication. The paper begins with a definition of the self concept and a critical evaluation of the analytic tools to assess it. This is followed by background information on the aforementioned study, an overview and discussion of the findings and a conclusion.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of English > Sussex Centre for Language Studies
Depositing User: Jules Winchester
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:28
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2012 08:55
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/31390
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