The first thematic area refers to any form of communication between persons. Research covered in this area includes communication processes (Colston, Li, Moore, Noels), relationship development (Nicoladis, Noels), and conflict resolution (Noels, Rast).
- How gestures are used in communication (Nicoladis)
- The role of grammar, prosody, and body movement in unfinished utterances (Li)
- The interactional functions of forward bodily lean in conversation (Li)
- The interactional uses of interpersonal touch in Mandarin conversation (Li)
- How explaining their consumption experiences via word-of-mouth changes consumers’ attitudes (Moore)
- Consumers reading online reviews find different types of explanations helpful (Moore)
- How using swear words and slang terms in online reviews affects review helpfulness and purchase intentions (Moore)
The second area, intercultural communication as studied in … includes projects related to bilingual acquisition (Guardado, Nicoladis, Paradis), second language learning, teaching (Dunn, Guardado, Gutierrez, Lam, Moussu, Nedashkivska, Noels), language in interaction (Dailey-O’Cain, Li, Ono, Rice), and rhetoric and media discourse (Ensslin, Graves, Le).
- Storytelling style in child and adult bilinguals (Nicoladis)
- How immigrants to Canada and their descendants use language to define themselves (Dailey-O’Cain)
- How Dutch and German youth incorporate English differently into their social media conversations (Dailey-O’Cain)
- How conjunctions are used in organizing interaction in Mandarin conversation (Li) Interactions among media of different national origins as seen through their discourse to their respective national audience
The third area, organizational communication, studies how organizations communicate among its members, and with other organizations and non-members, including the general public (Glaser, Steele, Rast, Le).
- How media discourse on “others” within the EU reflects an institutional perspective on the internal dynamics of organizations (Le).
- Media as political actors in national and international public spheres (Le)
- How consumers respond to imperative phases (e.g., Like us on Facebook) in advertising (Moore)
- The impact of firm agent pronoun use (we, I, you) on customer satisfaction and future purchases (Moore)
- How being asked questions in surveys or market research changes consumers’ subsequent behaviour (Moore)
LCC Graduate Student Network
Are you a graduate student working on language, communication and culture? Interested in language, communication, and culture? Looking for a networking space to generate new and collaborative research connections? Then the Graduate Student LCC Network is for you!
The Graduate Student Network aims to facilitate inter- and cross-disciplinary exchange of research, knowledge, and resources in a manner that is accessible to those within and outside of academia. The vision is to bring awareness to, and highlight, the existence of various stakeholders who deal with, in some capacity, language/communication/culture by providing them with a platform.
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