Authenticity in Interaction

  • Dariush Izadi


This chapter examines conventional and transactional processes of authenticity, which is routinely accomplished and constructed in the situated context of the Persian shop in question and the Persian ethnic shops in Sydney in general, a space often understood as a periphery where Persian is locally (i.e. in the shop) dominant, but English is dominant in the wider (multicultural but English-dominant) community. The chapter, therefore, sets out to investigate in more detail the ways in which the interactions in the shop engage with ‘service encounters’ as a complex project of designing authenticity in which processes of construction of cultural identity, authentic linguistics and cultural performances in interactions are construed through the lens of nexus analysis.


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  • Dariush Izadi
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  1. 1.Western Sydney UniversitySydneyAustralia

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