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Accounting Episodes as Communicative Practice Affecting Cultural Knowledge
Unformatted Document Text:  21 their own cultural knowledge was affected, or broadened, as a result. Second, on the other hand, when the informants did not pursue problematic events, their cultural knowledge and their perception of the boundary tended to stay as they had been before the events. Moreover, the informants’ stereotypes about other groups tended to persist and sometimes reinforced as a result of non-confrontation. Their relationships with others did not develop either. On the basis of these observations, I argued that accounting episodes can be communicative practice that affects participants’ cultural knowledge in the boundaries of speech communities. I also demonstrated that in reality, though, the informants did not engage in accounting episodes because they saw difficulty in doing so mainly because of language. This study, then, has at least two significance. First, it provides concrete data to support the ideas that boundaries of speech communities are dynamic rather than static and that cultural knowledge can be learned and broadened at least, if not modified, through participants’ interactive experiences with members of different speech communities (e.g., Gumperz, 1982a, Gumperz & Cook-Gumperz, 1982, Moerman, 1993). Second, and more importantly, the study suggests that although boundaries might be fluid rather than fixed by nature, they would not change so easily in reality because participants often choose not to engage in accounting episodes. In future research, it will be important to consider factors affecting participants’ decisions to confront or not

Authors: Kotani, Mariko.
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their own cultural knowledge was affected, or broadened, as a
result. Second, on the other hand, when the informants did not
pursue problematic events, their cultural knowledge and their
perception of the boundary tended to stay as they had been
before the events. Moreover, the informants’ stereotypes about
other groups tended to persist and sometimes reinforced as a
result of non-confrontation. Their relationships with others
did not develop either.
On the basis of these observations, I argued that
accounting episodes can be communicative practice that affects
participants’ cultural knowledge in the boundaries of speech
communities. I also demonstrated that in reality, though, the
informants did not engage in accounting episodes because they
saw difficulty in doing so mainly because of language.
This study, then, has at least two significance. First,
it provides concrete data to support the ideas that boundaries
of speech communities are dynamic rather than static and that
cultural knowledge can be learned and broadened at least, if
not modified, through participants’ interactive experiences
with members of different speech communities (e.g., Gumperz,
1982a, Gumperz & Cook-Gumperz, 1982, Moerman, 1993). Second,
and more importantly, the study suggests that although
boundaries might be fluid rather than fixed by nature, they
would not change so easily in reality because participants
often choose not to engage in accounting episodes.
In future research, it will be important to consider
factors affecting participants’ decisions to confront or not


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