Wenhao Diao, University of Arizona
Yi Wang, University of Arizona
Xin He, University of Arizona
LEARN CHINESE IN CHINA: PERCEPTIONS, CONFLICTS AND EXPERIENCE
Based on the conversational data collected from 19 American students and 19 Chinese roommates, this presentation identifies the types of conflicts that emerged in these peer interactions, and the strategies used to solve them. Two strategies became particularly salient: 1) making personal differences cultural, and 2) using language of ambiguity.
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