Communication Across Cultures is an academic reference for university students and interdisciplinary researchers who have no specialised knowledge of linguistics. Key concepts relevant to an understanding of language issues in intercultural communication are drawn from the research area of pragmatics, discourse analysis, politeness and cross cultural communication. The book examines the ways in which the spoken and written word may be interpreted differently depending on the context and expectations of the participants. Intercultural communication involves additional sociocultural dimensions to the context. Examples are drawn from a variety of languages and cultures - ranging from Japan to Germany to the Americas, to Africa and to Australia. Relevant academic literature and recent research is exemplified and explained throughout the book so readers can become familiar with the way research in this field is conducted and so that interdisciplinary researchers can incorporate some of the perspectives presented here into their own research.
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Explains why speakers from different cultures can often misunderstand each other and examines how English speakers use language to express friendliness, respect, avoid rudeness, or be one of the group. For a citizen of the global world, it is essential to have an awareness of different cultural expectations.About the Author:
Dr Heather Bowe is currently the Executive Director of the Monash Language and Society Centre, and has held this position since 1995.
Kylie Martin is currently working on her PhD on the social situation of Ainu language of Japan. Kylie has been the recipient of a prestigious Japanese Government Scholarship for this research.
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Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0521695570
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