English as a Lingua Franca in Mainland China : An Analysis of Intercultural Business Communicative Competence (IBCC)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 82nd Annual Conference of the Association for Business Communication
EditorsLeigh Ann Whittle
ISBN (electronic)2472-0658
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

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Title82nd Annual Conference of the Association for Business Communication
PlaceIreland
CityDublin
Period18 - 21 October 2017

Abstract

The rapidly-globalized economy of China indicates that intercultural business communication (IBC) between people from China and the rest of the world has been broadened and deepened. However, in general, limited empirical studies are available on English as a lingua franca in business contexts of Mainland China. Based on a survey to Chinese business professionals who are engaged in IBC, this paper reports the preliminary findings of the needs of English use in China-based workplaces and discusses intercultural communicative competence in business contexts (IBCC). English use at work shows a tendency to increase in both frequency and variety since China’s entry of WTO in 2001. Moreover, it is found that IBCC consists of six components: four in the culture perspective (metacognitive, cognitive, motivational, and behavioral intelligence) and two in the language perspective (pragmatic and strategic competence). Subsequently, a model of IBCC is proposed with implications to IBC theory, practice, and education.

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English as a Lingua Franca in Mainland China: An Analysis of Intercultural Business Communicative Competence (IBCC). / YAO, Yao.
Proceedings of the 82nd Annual Conference of the Association for Business Communication. ed. / Leigh Ann Whittle. 2017.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review