This program is designed as a cross-cultural study of popular uses of English in Australia and in the United States. Special attention is given to prominent styles of expression in each location, cultural vocabulary for making sense of English in each location (e.g., "cutting a tall poppy" in Aussie English, "chit-chat" in American English), and ways mis-communication may result from the interaction of these habitual styles and modes of expression.
Program Impact Region:
Program identifies community participants.
Program Start (and End Dates):
June 1, 2012 to December 31, 2015
Department of Linguistics
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UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes:
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences/Communication
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Scholarly Product Type:Journal Article