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Spencer-Oatey, Helen and Ana Beaven. 2016. Cultural adaptation in different facets of life and the impact of language: a case study of personal adjustment patterns during study abroad. Language and Intercultural Communication 16 (3) : 349–367.
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Erasmus student Angela's adaptive journey shows perceptibly diverse tilts -even as to language-, in personal and academic life spheres, indicating plainly how adaptation can expand at various speeds in these distinct domains, and can end in ups and downs throughout the sojourn. Further research is required to distinguish whether there are more generalised models within these distinct domains, or whether the patterns always display important individual and contextual contrast, and to grasp the underlying reasons of the ups and downs, and to what extent they appear peculiar or expected.