Hearts and minds: goal-orientation and intercultural communicative competence of ROTC cadets learning critical languages

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This qualitative case study investigates the development of intercultural communicative competence (ICC) of US Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets and their goals in learning critical languages. Semi-structured interviews were conducted and data were examined through inductive, thematic analysis. Findings indicate that goals appeared in clusters, with mutually reinforcing goals of military application and personal pleasure. This process affected perceived ICC and gains in sociolinguistic competence, leading to change in attitudes and critical cultural awareness.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chiocca, ES

Published Date

  • January 2, 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 102 - 132

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1469-8439

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1467-5986

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/14675986.2019.1666247

Citation Source

  • Scopus