INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION COMPETENCE AND IDENTITY CONSTRUCTION IN A MULTI-CULTURAL SETTING
Background to the Study
- Ghana is a highly multi-cultural nation with a linguistic complexity (Amuzu, 2010; Bodomo et. al., 2009).
12 mutually intelligible Ghanaian languages are studied at
- Every language is embedded with the culture and identity of its users.
- The concept of identity has been expounded in varied ways (Hecht et. al., 2003; Orsatti & Riemer, 2012).
- Intercultural communication competence (ICC) is the ability to communicate effectively in different cultural contexts (Deardorff, 2011).
- Components of ICC abound and they manifest differently between and among cultures (Fantini, 2009).
- HEIs are highly multi-cultural and have become a potential site for culture stereotyping and all forms of ethno-centrism (Seak and Enderwick, 2008)
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