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Why is intercultural communication regarded as being so important in our modern world?

Why is intercultural communication regarded as being so important in our modern world?

  • Author: Tilman Baur
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3640537572
  • Category:
  • Page: 40
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Essay aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Interkulturelle Kommunikation, Note: 2,3, AKAD Fachhochschule Stuttgart, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In a more and more globalized world, it has become crucial to be able to communicate efficiently with business partners around the world. In order to do so, however, we need to understand foreign cultures on different levels. The essay's focus lies not only on theories that explain cultures, but also provides methods and practical tools that help us to deal with representatives of foreign cultures, understand what drives them and what different perspectives on the world they may entertain. Some questions answered in the essay include: - What are intercultural communication, intercultural awareness and intercultural competence? - How can different cultures (and their respective communication patterns) be analysed? - Why has intercultural communication become so important in our modern world? - Examples of how representatives of different cultures perceive certain situations/attitudes/values differently and reasons for this phenomenon. - How can intercultural communication be used effectively and efficiently? - How could intercultural communication influence business negotiations?

Intercultural Communication: An Agenda for Developing Countries

Intercultural Communication: An Agenda for Developing Countries

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Allied Publishers
  • ISBN: 9788177641387
  • Category: Communication, International
  • Page: 96
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Handbook of International and Intercultural Communication

Handbook of International and Intercultural Communication

  • Author: William B. Gudykunst,Bella Mody
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761920908
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 606
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This Second Edition illustrates how the field is composed and looks at how it has grown. The four parts examine cross-cultural communication; intercultural communication; international communication; and development communication. Each part begins with a chapter on theories and closes with one on issues. This Edition is thoroughly revised and reorganized with expanded coverage of international, development, and cross-cultural communication and new chapters.

Handbook of Intercultural Communication

Handbook of Intercultural Communication

  • Author: Helga Kotthoff,Helen Spencer-Oatey
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110198584
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 582
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In today’s globalized world of international contact and multicultural interaction, effective intercultural communication is increasingly seen as a pre-requisite for social harmony and organisational success. This handbook takes a ?problem-solving? approach to the various issues that arise in real-life intercultural interaction. The editors have brought together experts from a range of disciplines, including linguistics, psychology and anthropology, to provide a multidisciplinary perspective on the field, whilst simultaneously anchoring it in Applied Linguistics. Key features: provides a state-of-the-art description of different areas in the context of intercultural communication presents a critical appraisal of the relevance of the field offers solutions of everyday language-related problems international handbook with contributions from renown experts in the field

Intercultural Communication

Intercultural Communication

Pragmatics, Genealogy, Deconstruction

  • Author: Robert E. Young
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN: 9781853592867
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 214
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Critically surveys the contemporary theories of intercultural communication, advocates a synthesis based on postmodernism, and suggests approaches for social workers, teachers, paramedical workers nurses, lawyers, doctors, and others who have professional contacts with people from different cultures. Argues not only that we can find a common ground for understanding while preserving genuine difference and diversity, but also that we must in order to avoid on the one hand a uniform worldwide cultureless society or on the other, misunderstanding growing into constant warfare. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Communication

Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Communication

  • Author: William B. Gudykunst
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761929000
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 302
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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 competence

Intercultural communication competence

  • Author: Richard Lee Wiseman,Jolene Koester
  • Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
  • ISBN: 9780803947191
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 255
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Published in cooperation with the Speech Communication Association Division on International and Intercultural Communication "The editors should be commended, as the volume presents the latest thinking and research from scholars within the intercultural field and, more broadly, from the speech communication discipline. For those interested in learning more about various communication-based theories and approaches to the study of intercultural competence I highly recommend they take a close look at this book. I found the introductory chapter by Koester, Wiseman, and Sanders extremely valuable in integrating the various perspectives represented by the authors. Their discussion of the starting points for the study of the intercultural communication competence. . . was very well written. Part I focused on conceptual issues, and it includes and excellent review article by Judith Martin about the various approaches taken in the study of intercultural communication competence. William Gudykunst's anxiety/uncertainty management chapter is perhaps the clearest and most practical extension to date of his extensive theoretical research program on uncertainty and anxiety reduction processes. It is tightly written with examples and elaborated explanations of key constructs that relate to intercultural effectiveness. I found this chapter [Myron Lustig and Brian Spitzberg's methodological concerns relevant to the study of intercultural communication competence] to be one of the most targeted analyses of research methods for examining communication competence within the distinctly different intercultural arena. This chapter provides a blueprint for research design decision making on studying the difficult phenomenon of intercultural communication competence. . . .Donal Carbaugh's ethnographic approach for identifying the verbal means and meanings in social interaction is exciting, creative, insightful, and practical. I highly recommend Intercultural Communication Competence for a graduate-level theory course in intercultural communication and, more generally, for any course that focuses on cross-cultural interaction. Further, this book would be a welcome addition for a graduate-level intercultural research course.Overall, Wiseman and Koester have edited a high-quality intercultural book that focuses on a complex communication phenomenon. I urge anyone interested in this important topic to read Intercultural Communication Competence. --Mitchell R. Hammer, The American University, International Journal of Intercultural Relations Contemporary societies have witnessed the greatest migration of human populations in recorded history. Accordingly, interactions among citizens of these societies are becoming increasingly intercultural. By gathering the most current research, theories, and methods from the leading scholars in the field, Intercultural Communication Competence is the state-of-the-art study on intercultural communication competence and effectiveness. Part I analyzes the conceptual decisions made in intercultural communication competence research by examining decisions regarding conceptualization, operationalization, research design, and sampling. In Part Two, the contributors present four different theoretical orientations while illustrating how each person's theoretical bias directs the focus of research. The essays in the final section examine both qualitative and quantitative approaches to intercultural communication competence research. With exemplary conceptual and empirical studies, scholars, researchers, teachers, and students alike will find a wealth of information in this tightly edited book.

Module 4: Intercultural Communication for Business

Module 4: Intercultural Communication for Business

  • Author: James O'Rourke,Elizabeth Tuleja
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0324584202
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 192
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INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION FOR BUSINESS, Second Edition, examines the basis for culture, reviewing the work of social scientists, cultural anthropologists, and global managers on this emerging topic. Definitions of culture, issues of cultural change, and how cultures adapt are included, along with practical examples, case studies, and illustrations of how cultural issues are managed both domestically and internationally. Throughout the text, emphasis is placed on understanding eight dimensions of culture: context, identity, learning, environment, change, time, authority, and achievement. The text begins by providing a foundation for understanding cultural perceptions and stereotypes, and then focuses on understanding frames of reference; language codes, symbols, and context; and verbal and non-verbal communication. Next, it highlights issues of cultural identity regarding individual and collective identity, and examines the effects of culture on power and authority. Finally, it provides practical applications for intercultural communication. This book can be bundled or customized with any of the O'Rourke Modules or with any of our best-selling Business Communication books. Cases and solutions will be posted online. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Intercultural Communication

Intercultural Communication

A Practical Guide

  • Author: Tracy Novinger
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 9780292755710
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 210
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Publisher Fact Sheet This book provides an effective approach to intercultural communication between any two cultures, with particular examples from the U.S. & Mexico, & demonstrates that mastering the unspoken rules of Mexican culture is a key to cementing business & social relationships.

Intercultural Communication

Intercultural Communication

A Contextual Approach

  • Author: James W. Neuliep
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1506361862
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 528
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In the fully updated Seventh Edition of Intercultural Communication: A Contextual Approach, bestselling author James W. Neuliep provides a clear contextual model (visually depicted by a series of concentric circles) for examining communication within cultural, microcultural, environmental, sociorelational, and perceptual contexts. Students are first introduced to the broadest context—the cultural component of the model—and progress chapter by chapter through the model to the most specific dimensions of communication. Each chapter focuses on one context and explores the combination of factors within that context, including setting, situation, and circumstances. Highlighting values, ethnicity, physical geography, and attitudes, the book examines means of interaction, including body language, eye contact, and exchange of words, as well as the stages of relationships, cross-cultural management, intercultural conflict, and culture shock.

Interlingual and Intercultural Communication

Interlingual and Intercultural Communication

  • Author: Juliane House
  • Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783878082729
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 292
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Intercultural Communication

Intercultural Communication

  • Author: L. E. Sarbaugh
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781412826433
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 150
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Theorizing About Intercultural Communication

Theorizing About Intercultural Communication

  • Author: William B. Gudykunst
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 0761927492
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 480
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In Theorizing About Intercultural Communication, editor William B. Gudykunst brings together key theories that have shaped and influenced human intercultural communication. This text provides an excellent overview of the major theories currently in use and examines how these theories will also support the foundation for future research in this area. Contributors to this text include individuals who actually developed the theories covered in the book. Each contributor highlights the evolution, development, and application of the theory to provide a thorough and contemporary view of the field.

Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication

Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication

  • Author: Jane Jackson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317908368
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 414
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Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication is a lively and accessible introduction for undergraduates who are new to the area of intercultural communication. Incorporating real-life examples from around the world and drawing on current research, this text argues against cultural stereotyping and instead provides students with a skill-building framework to enhance understanding of the complexities of language and intercultural communication in diverse international settings. Readers will learn to understand and become aware of power relations, positioning and the impact of social and political forces on language choice and the intercultural communication process. This is the essential text for undergraduate students studying courses in intercultural communication for the first time. Features include: clear learning objectives to structure your study end of chapter discussion questions to test your knowledge highlighted glossary terms to provide a strong understanding of the relevant vocabulary an array of photos including signs which make use of non-verbal codes and many examples that illustrate such issues as intercultural misunderstandings and the effects of culture shock substantial online resources for students including learning objectives, suggested readings, links to media resources and real-world intercultural scenarios and activities. Additional in-depth instructor resources feature test materials, powerpoints, key terms, extended chapter outlines and sample assignments and syllabi.

Intercultural Communication: A Reader

Intercultural Communication: A Reader

  • Author: Larry A. Samovar,Richard E. Porter,Edwin R. McDaniel,Carolyn Sexton Roy
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1285077393
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 528
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This eye-opening reader explores how communication values and styles can be similar or different for members of various cultures and communities. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: A READER focuses on practical strategies you can use to communicate more effectively in a variety of contexts, including interpersonal, rhetoric, group, business, education, health care, and organizational. This broad-based, highly engaging reader, compiled by the authors who defined the course, includes a balanced selection of articles-some commissioned solely for this text-that discusses the classic ideas that laid the groundwork for this field, as well as the latest research and ideas. Material is presented in such a way that you can read, understand, and then apply course concepts to your own life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Intercultural Communication and Diplomacy

Intercultural Communication and Diplomacy

  • Author: Hannah Slavik
  • Publisher: Diplo Foundation
  • ISBN: 9993253081
  • Category: Diplomacy
  • Page: 451
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Intercultural Communication

Intercultural Communication

Globalization and Social Justice

  • Author: Kathryn Sorrells
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1483324826
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 336
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Intercultural Communication: Globalization and Social Justice, Second Edition, introduces students to the study of communication among cultures within the broader context of globalization. Kathryn Sorrells highlights history, power, and global institutions as central to understanding the relationships and contexts that shape intercultural communication. Based on a framework that promotes critical thinking, reflection, and action, this text takes a social justice approach that provides students with the skills and knowledge to create a more equitable world through communication. Loaded with new case studies and contemporary topics, the Second Edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the current global context, emerging local and global issues, and more diverse experiences.

Intercultural Communication

Intercultural Communication

A Discourse Approach

  • Author: Ron Scollon,Suzanne B. K. Scollon,Rodney H. Jones
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470656409
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 311
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The third edition of this lively introduction serves as a guide to the main concepts and problems of intercultural communication. As the field has evolved, new trends and directions in research have emerged; this fully revised edition explores many of these while maintaining the core of the classic book. The volume includes a new chapter devoted to "Forms of Discourse," which examines how different modes and media, such as the internet, affect intercultural communication. Expanded discussions on advances in information technology, gender discourse, and sexuality are also included, as are discussions of core areas of interest such as the discourse of corporations and professional organizations and intergenerational discourse. In the revision, the authors have also made changes designed to integrate the book fully within the classroom, including end-of-chapter discussion questions, further references, and a "Researching Interdiscourse Communication" section for student projects. Grounded in interactional sociolinguistics and discourse analysis, this work integrates theoretical principles and methodological advice, presenting students, researchers, and practitioners with a comprehensive and unified resource.

Intercultural Communication

Intercultural Communication

A Peacebuilding Perspective

  • Author: Martin S. Remland,Tricia S. Jones,Anita Foeman,Dolores Rafter Arévalo
  • Publisher: Waveland Press
  • ISBN: 1478626909
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 390
  • View: 2353
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We live in an increasingly more globalized world, where living and working with people of various cultures is a nearly everyday occurrence. These interactions, combined with ever-growing opportunities for students to explore and study in foreign settings, make it important to master effective ways to engage and learn from these experiences. Intercultural Communication will engage readers interested in developing intercultural competence with an eye towards fostering diverse and vibrant communities that coexist peacefully. The authors begin by defining competent communication and describing how it contributes to peaceful communities before considering how cultural differences relate to the effects of cultural frames, emotions, and nonverbal and verbal communication. The second half of the book surveys how culture influences friendships, families, classrooms, workplaces, the media, and our visits to cultures different from our own. Recognizing the effects of these influences allows readers to take advantage of opportunities and overcome obstacles to more fully immerse themselves in a different way of life. Each chapter offers various boxed inserts with important and entertaining insights to supplement topics and provide opportunities for discussion.

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.