Language Awareness and the Acquisition of Intercultural Communicative Competence

Authored by: Sarah Boye , Michael Byram

The Routledge Handbook of Language Awareness

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138937048
eBook ISBN: 9781315676494
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In this chapter, we analyse the relationships and connections between the concept of language awareness (LA) and intercultural communicative competence. In particular, the relationship between LA and critical cultural awareness will be at the centre of the discussion but we will first consider the terms intercultural communicative competence (ICC) and intercultural competence (IC), of which critical cultural awareness is a fundamental element.

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