A practice of group activities by foreign and Japanese university students towards multiculturalism :

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  • 多文化共生を目指した留学生・日本人学生によるグループ活動の実践
  • ―タスク達成プロセスの相互行為からみる多文化共生―
  • Interaction analysis in task activity


This paper attempts to reveal the interaction in the task activities by foreign and Japanese university students using a conversation analytic approach. The sequential context that involves the use of repetitions of other group member's utterance by referencing turn-taking system and sequence organization was examined. Results show that foreign and Japanese students cooperatively proceed the tasks by goal-oriented interaction. There is also a possibility that the goal-oriented interaction might inhibit the occurrence of dialogues between foreign and Japanese students towards multiculturalism.



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