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A life in the sun: Accounts of new lives abroad as intercultural narratives

Beaven, Tita (2007). A life in the sun: Accounts of new lives abroad as intercultural narratives. Language and Intercultural Communication, 7(3) pp. 188–202.

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Through an analysis of three settler narratives about new lives in Spain, Stewart (1999), Kerr (2000) and Lambert (2000), the paper explores three elements of these intercultural narratives that contribute to the formation of the settler's new sociocultural identity: the physical environment, explorations of the other through signs of the settler's adaptation and the redefinitions of the self this intercultural encounter often implies.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1470-8477
Keywords: intercultural narrative; intercultural communication; travel writing; identity; constructions of Spain
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Languages
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 10335
Depositing User: Tita Beaven
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:07
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