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Simplified Model of Intercomprehension

Modèle simplifié de l'intercompréhension

Abstract

The feeling expressed by participants at UNITA meetings is that intercomprehension is effective in 2person discussions, but that larger groups prefer to communicate in English. A simple model can explain this observation. The choice of language depends on the number of participants, their command of the language and the complexity of the discussion. Context: Intercomprehension is the process that enables two people (or more) of different mother tongues to communicate, each in his or her native language. This process is promoted within UNITA, one of the 44 alliances participating in the European Universities initiative of the European Commission. The native language of the participants is not English. During a discussion, the alternative to intercomprehension is to switch to English, common language within scientific and academic communities.
Le ressenti exprimé par les participants aux réunions UNITA est que l’intercompréhension est efficace lors des discussions à 2 personnes mais que les groupes préfèrent communiquer en anglais. Un modèle simple permet d’expliquer ce constat. Le choix de la langue dépend du nombre de participants, de leur maîtrise de la langue et de la complexité de la discussion.
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hal-04148558 , version 1 (06-07-2023)

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Philippe Bolon. Simplified Model of Intercomprehension. LISTIC. 2023. ⟨hal-04148558⟩
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