Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Communication Studies

Abstract

The type of identity most salient in intercultural communication is probably cultural identity, also a major issue in intercultural communication studies. This study adopts a dialectical perspective and approaches cultural identity as a dynamic production in and through intercultural contact and interaction. Semi-structured interviews of educated young Hongkongers turned out accounts of cultural identity along with their language use in day-to-day activities. These provided indirect access to some lived experience of people in a culturally special society. The study identifies dialectics evident in the production of cultural identity and uncovers ways people deal with dialectic tension in the process.

Publication Year

2011

Journal Title

Journal of Asian Pacific Communication

Volume number

21

Issue number

2

Publisher

John Benjamins Publishing

First Page (page number)

213

Last Page (page number)

237

DOI

10.1075/japc.21.2.04che

ISSN (print)

09576851

Link to Publisher’s Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/japc.21.2.04che

Keywords

cutlural identity, Chinese, Hong Kong, intercultural commnication

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