A1 Journal article (refereed)
‘They are not very open to people’ : how mobile students construct interculturality through metaphor and narrative (2021)


Johnson, E. (2021). ‘They are not very open to people’ : how mobile students construct interculturality through metaphor and narrative. Language and Intercultural Communication, Early online. https://doi.org/10.1080/14708477.2021.1931874


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All authors or editors: Johnson, Esko

Journal or series: Language and Intercultural Communication

ISSN: 1470-8477

eISSN: 1747-759X

Publication year: 2021

Volume: Early online

Publisher: Routledge

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14708477.2021.1931874

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Abstract

his study utilises the ‘small story’ approach to investigate metaphor in mobile students’ narratives of intercultural experience. Metaphor in narrative is seen as a dynamic, discursive, and sociocognitive phenomenon. The narrative accounts presented in this paper derive from interviews conducted for mobility project evaluation. The participants were South Korean student teachers, and English was used as a lingua franca. The segments demonstrate how metaphor emerges in the flow of interview talk; for instance, using oppositional image schemas, the exchange students tell how they experienced school education and people’s identities in their host and home contexts.


Keywords: exchange students; international mobility; interculturalism; intercultural communication; intercultural interaction; metaphors; narrative analysis

Free keywords: metaphor; small story; interculturality; intercultural experience; exchange students


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