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Exploring Intercultural Communication

Exploring Intercultural Communication

Language in Action

  • Author: Zhu Hua
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351658298
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 286
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Exploring Intercultural Communication investigates the role of language in intercultural communication, paying particular attention to the interplay between cultural diversity and language practice. This second edition increases and updates the coverage on emerging key topics, including symbolic power, communicative turbulence, conversational inequality, stereotypes, racism, Nationality and Ethnicity talk and the impact and role of technology in intercultural communication. Including global examples from a range of genres, this book is an indispensable resource for students taking language and intercultural communication modules within applied linguistics, TESOL, education or communication studies courses.

Exploring Intercultural Communication

Exploring Intercultural Communication

Language in Action

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136029842
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 296
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Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics is a series of introductory level textbooks covering the core topics in Applied Linguistics, primarily designed for those beginning postgraduate studies, or taking an introductory MA course as well as advanced undergraduates. Titles in the series are also ideal for language professionals returning to academic study. The books take an innovative 'practice to theory' approach, with a 'back-to-front' structure. This leads the reader from real-world problems and issues, through a discussion of intervention and how to engage with these concerns, before finally relating these practical issues to theoretical foundations. Additional features include tasks with commentaries, a glossary of key terms, and an annotated further reading section. Exploring Intercultural Communication investigates the role of language in intercultural communication, paying particular attention to the interplay between cultural diversity and language practice. This book brings together current or emerging strands and themes in the field by examining how intercultural communication permeates our everyday life, what we can do to achieve effective and appropriate intercultural communication, and why we study language, culture and identity together. The focus is on interactions between people from various cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and regards intercultural communication as a process of negotiating meaning, cultural identities, and – above all – differences between ourselves and others. Including global examples from a range of genres, this book is an essential read for students taking language and intercultural communication modules within Applied Linguistics, TESOL, Education or Communication Studies courses.

Exploring Intercultural Communication

Exploring Intercultural Communication

Language in Action

  • Author: Zhu Hua
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136029761
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 280
  • View: 6593
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Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics is a series of introductory level textbooks covering the core topics in Applied Linguistics, primarily designed for those beginning postgraduate studies, or taking an introductory MA course as well as advanced undergraduates. Titles in the series are also ideal for language professionals returning to academic study. The books take an innovative 'practice to theory' approach, with a 'back-to-front' structure. This leads the reader from real-world problems and issues, through a discussion of intervention and how to engage with these concerns, before finally relating these practical issues to theoretical foundations. Additional features include tasks with commentaries, a glossary of key terms, and an annotated further reading section. Exploring Intercultural Communication investigates the role of language in intercultural communication, paying particular attention to the interplay between cultural diversity and language practice. This book brings together current or emerging strands and themes in the field by examining how intercultural communication permeates our everyday life, what we can do to achieve effective and appropriate intercultural communication, and why we study language, culture and identity together. The focus is on interactions between people from various cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and regards intercultural communication as a process of negotiating meaning, cultural identities, and – above all – differences between ourselves and others. Including global examples from a range of genres, this book is an essential read for students taking language and intercultural communication modules within Applied Linguistics, TESOL, Education or Communication Studies courses.

52 Activities for Improving Cross-Cultural Communication

52 Activities for Improving Cross-Cultural Communication

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  • Author: Donna Stringer,Patricia Cassiday
  • Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
  • ISBN: 0983955875
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
  • View: 3690
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52 Activities for Improving Cross-Cultural Communication specifically explores cross-cultural communication issues with an eye toward increasingcross-cultural understanding and effectiveness. The exercises in this book are intended to facilitate effective communication across a wide range of differences. Many of the exercises are written with instructions that address the needs for a specific audience (e.g., gender or generation). Stringer and Cassiday have written and adapted sound, ready-to-use activities for settings where the exploration of cross-cultural communication would be beneficial: the workplace, the classroom, human resources programs, ESL classes, corporate diversity training, international team development workshops, conflict management and others.This practical trainer’s manual includes applications from many sectors and angles: business, diversity and cross-cultural fields, and from trainers in the U.S., Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. The exercises are organized according to the appropriate audience, the time required to perform and the risk level for participants (a unique feature created by the authors) and are easily adaptable to the user’s particular need and situation.There is something for everyone in this book: for those who like hands-on, practical activities, those who prefer experiential exercises and those who learn best if they can reflect on ideas.

Exploring the Greek Mosaic

Exploring the Greek Mosaic

A Guide to Intercultural Communication in Greece

  • Author: Benjamin Broome
  • Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
  • ISBN: 1931930392
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 192
  • View: 5942
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In this introduction to Greek values and behavior, Benjamin Broome explains the importance of history in Greek culture and examines the “cornerstones of Greek culture”—community, family and religion—and how these are manifest in daily life. Broome also includes an analysis of fundamental characteristics of the Greek mindset and how they are revealed in the work environment.

Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence

Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence

Exploring the Cross-Cultural Dynamics Within Organizations

  • Author: Michael A. Moodian
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1452276803
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 312
  • View: 7823
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Featuring contributions from some of the world's most renowned cross-cultural management theorists and commentators, this breakthrough text explores the cross-cultural dynamics within organizations. The book examines the evolving role of cultural diversity in the workplace, the application of cultural comprehension to organizations, and the measurement of various aspects of intercultural competence.

Research Methods in Intercultural Communication

Research Methods in Intercultural Communication

A Practical Guide

  • Author: Zhu Hua
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118837460
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 368
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Research Methods in Intercultural Communication introduces and contextualizes the most important methodological issues in the field for upper–level undergraduate and graduate students. Examples of these issues are which paradigms and how to research multilingually, interculturally and ethnically. Provides the first dedicated and most comprehensive volume on research methods in intercultural communication research in the last 30 years Explains new and emerging methods, as well as more established ones. These include: Matched Guise Technique, Discourse Completion Task, Critical Incident Technique, Critical Discourse Analysis, Ethnography, Virtual Ethnography, Corpus Analysis, Multimodality, Conversation Analysis, Narrative Analysis, Questionnaire and Interview. Assists readers in determining the most suitable method for various research questions, conceptualizing the research process, interpreting results, and drawing conclusions Supports students from start to finish with key terms, suggestions for further reading, research summaries, and sound guidance from experienced scholars and researchers

Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Communication

Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Communication

  • Author: William B. Gudykunst
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761929000
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 302
  • View: 3853
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This book has the chapters from the Handbook of International and Intercultural Communication, Second Edition relating to the structure and growth of cross-cultural and intercultural communication. With an expanded forward by William Gudykunst it is an invaluable resource for students and lecturers of communications studies.

Intercultural Communication

Intercultural Communication

An Advanced Resource Book for Students

  • Author: Adrian Holliday,John Kullman,Martin Hyde
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1315460645
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 322
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Routledge Applied Linguistics is a series of comprehensive textbooks, providing students and researchers with the support they need for advanced study in the core areas of English language and Applied Linguistics. Each book in the series guides readers through three main sections, enabling them to explore and develop major themes within the discipline. • Section A, Introduction, establishes the key terms and concepts and extends readers’ techniques of analysis through practical application. • Section B, Extension, brings together influential articles, sets them in context, and discusses their contribution to the field. • Section C, Exploration, builds on knowledge gained in the first two sections, setting thoughtful tasks around further illustrative material. This enables readers to engage more actively with the subject matter and encourages them to develop their own research responses. Throughout the book, topics are revisited, extended, interwoven and deconstructed, with the reader’s understanding strengthened by tasks and follow-up questions. This highly-successful text introduces and explores the dynamic area of intercultural communication, and the updated third edition features: • new readings by Prue Holmes, Fred Dervin, Lei Guo and Summer Harlow, Miriam Sobré-Denton and Nilaniana Bardham, which reflect the most recentdevelopments in the field • refreshed and expanded examples and exercises including new material on the world of business, radicalisation and cultural fundamentalism • extended discussion of topics which include cutting-edge material on cosmopolitanism, immigrants’ intercultural communication and cultural travel • revised further reading. Written by experienced teachers and researchers in the field, Intercultural Communication, Third edition provides an essential textbook for advanced students studying this topic.

The Language and Intercultural Communication Reader

The Language and Intercultural Communication Reader

  • Author: Zhu Hua
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
  • ISBN: 9780415549134
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 430
  • View: 1620
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"This Reader is a scholarly tour de force, as it offers an intelligent and comprehensive coverage of the highly multidisciplinary field of Intercultural Communication without falling into the twin traps of essentialism or relativism. No researcher in applied linguistics will want to miss Zhu Hua's brilliant concluding chapter that surveys various research designs and data collection techniques, and discusses the strengths and weaknesses of each approach. The study questions and activities featured in each chapter together with suggestions for further reading make this Reader an invaluable resource for undergraduate and graduate seminars alike." Claire Kramsch, University of California, Berkeley, USA "This volume covers all the key topics, both basic conceptual and theoretical questions and a broad range of empirical issues and perspectives related to different settings and different parts of the world. It is really global in its coverage. This book will give readers a good grasp of the field as it is being developed throughout the world." Karen Risager, Roskilde University, Denmark This reader covers the two interconnected areas of Language and Intercultural Communication, increasingly studied together. Language is key to understanding culture, and culture is an essential part of studying language. Divided into six parts, the Reader covers: Theories of language and intercultural communication; Cultural dimensions of language in use; Communication patterns across cultures; Teaching and learning cultural variations of language use; Interculturality; and Intercultural Communication in professional contexts. With 22 varied readings from eminent authorities in the field as well as cutting edge material from new researchers, the Reader explores the breadth and depth of the subject as well as providing a valuable overview for both student and scholar. Each reading has been carefully selected to both showcase the best thinking and latest research, and to reflect the international nature of the field. Each part begins with a clear and comprehensive introduction, and is enhanced by discussion questions, suggested activities and far-reaching further reading sections. There is a final section offering advice on how to perform research in this area. This is an essential text for all students and researchers in the area of language and intercultural communication.

African American Communication

African American Communication

Exploring Identity and Culture

  • Author: Michael L. Hecht,Ronald L. Jackson,Sidney A. Ribeau
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135642753
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 344
  • View: 2447
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What communicative experiences are particular to African Americans? How do many African Americans define themselves culturally? How do they perceive intracultural and intercultural communication? These questions are answered in this second edition of African American Communication: Exploring Identity and Culture. Informing multiple audiences interested in African American culture, from cultural researchers and practitioners to educators, policymakers, and community leaders, this innovative and invaluable resource examines the richness and depth of African American communication norms and patterns, as well as African American identities. Positive and healthy African American identities are centrally positioned throughout the book. Applying the cultural contracts theory and the communication theory of identity, authors Michael L. Hecht, Ronald L. Jackson II, and Sidney A. Ribeau explore relationships among African Americans, as well as between African Americans and European Americans, while highlighting the need for sensitivity to issues of power when discussing race, ethnicity, and culture. This wide-ranging volume provides an extensive review of the relevant literature and offers recommendations designed to encourage understanding of African American communication in a context extending beyond Eurocentric paradigms. Considering African American identity with a communicative, linguistic, and relational focus, this volume: *Defines African American identities by describing related terms, such as self, self-concept, personhood and identity; *Explores Afrocentricity and African American discourse; *Examines the status of African Americans in the United States using census statistics and national studies from other research agencies; *Considers identity negotiation and competence; and *Features a full chapter on African American relationships, including gendered, familial, intimate, adolescent and adult, homosexual, friendship, communal, and workplace relationships. African American Communication: Exploring Identity and Culture begins an important dialogue in the communication discipline, intercultural studies, African American studies and other fields concerned with the centrality of culture and communication as it relates to human behavior. It is intended for advanced students and scholars in intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, communication theory, African American/Black studies, social psychology, sociolinguistics, education, and family studies.

Intercultural Communication

Intercultural Communication

Building a Global Community

  • Author: Fay Patel,Mingsheng Li,Prahalad Sooknanan
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications India
  • ISBN: 8132107713
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 232
  • View: 8996
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Competence in communicating across cultures is a prerequisite for success in today's fast-changing global community. In Intercultural Communication, Patel, Li and Sooknanan draw on their deep intercultural experience to show us how to build successful communication bridges across diverse cultures. The book explores various theoretical positions on global communication ethics and norms by providing an overview of the contemporary socio-cultural situation and seeking ways in which common ground may be found between these different positions. The authors raise points of critical reflection on intercultural events and issues in various areas of communication including health, work, environment and education. The book also covers a range of issues, from the interactions of various cultures to the expansion of social organizations and the growing global infrastructure. By integrating 'glocal' perspectives in intercultural communication, the book addresses the long-term strategy of developing a global community without sacrificing indigenous local values.

Cultivating Cosmopolitanism for Intercultural Communication

Cultivating Cosmopolitanism for Intercultural Communication

Communicating as a Global Citizen

  • Author: Miriam Sobré-Denton,Nilanjana Bardhan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135136327
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 198
  • View: 3297
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Winner of the National Communication Association's International and Intercultural Communication Division's 2014 Outstanding Authored Book of the Year award This book engages the notion of cosmopolitanism as it applies to intercultural communication, which itself is undergoing a turn in its focus from post-positivistic research towards critical/interpretive and postcolonial perspectives, particularly as globalization informs more of the current and future research in the area. It emphasizes the postcolonial perspective in order to raise critical consciousness about the complexities of intercultural communication in a globalizing world, situating cosmopolitanism—the notion of global citizenship—as a multilayered lens for research. Cosmopolitanism as a theoretical repertoire provides nuanced descriptions of what it means to be and communicate as a global citizen, how to critically study interconnectedness within and across cultures, and how to embrace differences without glossing over them. Moving intercultural communication studies towards the global in complex and nuanced ways, this book highlights crucial links between globalization, transnationalism, postcolonialism, cosmopolitanism, social injustice and intercultural communication, and will help in the creation of classroom spaces devoted to exploring these links. It also engages the links between theory and praxis in order to move towards intercultural communication pedagogy and research that simultaneously celebrates and interrogates issues of cultural difference with the aim of creating continuity rather than chasms. In sum, this book orients intercultural communication scholarship firmly towards the critical and postcolonial, while still allowing the incorporation of traditional intercultural communication concepts, thereby preparing students, scholars, educators and interculturalists to communicate ethically in a world that is simultaneously global and local.

Intercultural Communication

Intercultural Communication

A Critical Introduction

  • Author: Ingrid Piller
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 1474412939
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 240
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Combining perspectives from discourse analysis and sociolinguistics, the second edition of this popular textbook provides students with an up-to-date overview of the field of intercultural communication. Ingrid Piller explains communication in context using two main approaches. The first treats cultural identity, difference and similarity as discursive constructions. The second, informed by bilingualism studies, highlights the use and prestige of different languages and language varieties as well as the varying access that speakers have to them.

An Integrated Approach to Intercultural Communication

An Integrated Approach to Intercultural Communication

  • Author: Nataša Bakić-Mirić
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443835536
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 240
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This book explores communication, culture, and intercultural communication. The emphasis is on promoting understanding of and appreciation for the rich and varied perspectives encountered in intercultural communication opportunities. Interdisciplinary in nature, the book focuses on the need to develop self-understanding as a first step to intercultural understanding, and highlights the need for the intercultural state of mind to match our multicultural world, the difficulties inherent in the quest of such an objective, the excitement of challenges on the way and the rewards of the success that are sputtering with new energy and yet waiting to be discovered. Furthermore, the book represents an initial step in the process of building competencies which may facilitate effective communication in all types of cross-cultural settings. It gives a unique outlook of how people from differing cultural backgrounds communicate, in similar and different ways among themselves, and how they endeavor to communicate across cultures. The book grows out of the philosophy that developing better interpersonal, intercultural communication skills will profoundly benefit the seven billion people who share this planet and who increasingly interact with each other by producing some guidelines with which people can successfully cope with the realities of cultural diversity, the challenges of living in a multicultural world, the need to transcend the unpredictability of intercultural interactions, the accompanying fears that such interactions often encompass, and the feeling of joy and comfort in the discovery of cultural diversity.

Exploring Culture

Exploring Culture

Exercises, Stories and Synthetic Cultures

  • Author: Gert Jan Hofstede,Paul Pedersen
  • Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
  • ISBN: 0585485909
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 264
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Provides more than seventy-five activities, dialogues and stories. An outstanding resource for trainers and educators.

Conflict Management and Intercultural Communication

Conflict Management and Intercultural Communication

The Art of Intercultural Harmony

  • Author: Xiaodong Dai,Guo-Ming Chen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351971484
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 334
  • View: 9157
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In the globally interconnected world, conflicts often arise as a result of tensions between different cultural perceptions and diverse social preferences. Effectively managing conflicts and harmonizing intercultural relationships are essential tasks of intercultural communication research. This book seeks to find effective intercultural conflict management solutions by bringing together a group of leading international scholars from different disciplines to tackle the problem. Consisting of two parts, this book covers major theoretical perspectives of conflict management and harmony development in the first and conflict management and harmony development in different cultural contexts in the second. Integrating the latest work on conflict management and intercultural harmony, Conflict Management and Intercultural Communication takes an interdisciplinary approach, adopts diverse perspectives, and provides for a wide range of discussions. It will serve as a useful resource for teachers, researchers, students and professionals alike.

Intercultural Communication with Arabs

Intercultural Communication with Arabs

Studies in Educational, Professional and Societal Contexts

  • Author: Rana Raddawi
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 981287254X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 358
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This book features 18 essays that explore the ways people communicate in the Arab world, from the Unites Arab Emirates to Qatar, Saudi Arabia to Oman. While there is a concentration of studies from the Gulf Arab states, the collection spans perspectives from Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and Sudan. Written by both Arab authors and foreign scholars who live or have lived in the region, it will help readers to better understand and communicate with Arab culture and society. The book is divided into three main sections that include studies in educational, professional, and societal contexts. Based on ethnographies, case studies, and real life experiences, the essays provide insight into the ways Arabs communicate in different situations, contexts, and settings such as business, education, politics, media, healthcare, and society at large. Drawing on current theory, research, and practice, this book will help readers better understand and, as a result, better engage with the Arab world.

Understanding Intercultural Communication

Understanding Intercultural Communication

  • Author: Stella Ting-Toomey,Leeva C. Chung
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780199773367
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 326
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Written in a conversational style, this book introduces students to the foundations of intercultural communication, a vibrant discipline within the field. Authors Stella Ting-Toomey and Leeva Chung take a multicontextual, inclusive approach that balances international and intercultural communication issues against U.S. domestic diversity issues. In addition to emphasizing a value-oriented perspective on intercultural encounters, the text contains a robust ethical chapter, complete with specific guidelines that will help students become ethical intercultural communicators. By integrating current empirical research with lively intercultural examples, the authors ask thought-provoking questions and pose ethical dilemmas for students to ponder. The text offers a sprawling treatment of such topics as ethnic and cultural identity change, culture shock and intercultural adjustment, romantic relationships and raising bicultural children, global identity challenges, and decision-making choices in intercultural ethics.NEW TO THIS EDITION: * Two new special features, Blog Pic and Blog Post, which update all the photos and poignant personal stories found throughout the first edition * A greater focus on the impact of technology on intercultural communication message exchange processes * An updated discussion of multiracial and biracial identity in Chapter 4 * Updates to the popular Jeopardy Boxes BL More than 250 new references * Live-chat, a special boxed feature, which emphasizes the importance of adaptive code-switching in managing intercultural misunderstanding via lively dialogue SUPPORT PACKAGE FOR INSTRUCTORS: An Instructor's Manual / Test Bank that contains more than 500 pages of original exercises, activities, up-to-date media resources, classical and contemporary film lists, sample syllabi, and paper assignments. A password-protected Companion Website that features the Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint lecture slides, a Student Success Manual, and links to supplemental material and films.

New Perspectives on Intercultural Language Research and Teaching

New Perspectives on Intercultural Language Research and Teaching

Exploring Learners’ Understandings of Texts from Other Cultures

  • Author: Melina Porto,Michael Byram
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317204611
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 172
  • View: 7822
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Illustrated by an empirical study of English as a Foreign Language reading in Argentina, this book argues for a different approach to the theoretical rationales and methodological designs typically used to investigate cultural understanding in reading, in particular foreign language reading. It presents an alternative approach which is more authentic in its methods, more educational in its purposes, and more supportive of international understanding as an aim of language teaching in general and English language teaching in particular.