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Communicating Across Cultures

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With so much business happening on a global scale, cross-cultural communication is more important than ever before. Communication is always a challenge, and when diverse cultures interact, good communication can be even more challenging. For example, after a major U.S. corporation introduced a new breakfast cereal in Sweden, the company was horrified to discover that the cereal's name translates roughly as "burned peasant" in Swedish. Imagine the embarrassment, not to mention the loss of revenues that probably ensued. And while this example seems amusing after the fact, cross-cultural miscommunications aren't always benign. For instance, a large airline manufacturer developed its newest plane model to be flown by two pilots, with both pilots helping and correcting each other. But what do you suppose happens when the pilots are from a culture in which a subordinate is inhibited by custom from correcting a superior? At least one airline company has had several close calls as a direct result of this "design flaw" - which is ultimately a communication lapse. Now, you may not be involved in public safety or an industry in which communication errors can cause horrendous mishaps. But you'll likely soon be working with people from different cultures, if you aren't already. You need to learn how to handle cultural differences and maximize your communication opportunities. And this course will help you do just that. You'll learn about important cultural differences that will help you adapt your communication style to be more effective. In the first topic, you'll learn about the importance of achieving a proper mind-set for cross-cultural communication. In the second topic, you'll study aspects of cultures that affect how people communicate across cultural boundaries. In the third topic, you'll learn about a model of cultural dimensions that will help you enhance your communication abilities. The globalization of communication has brought with it opportunities to conduct business with people from all over the world. Inevitably, this means interactions and relationships between people who are culturally different. This is known as cross-cultural communication.A simple definition of a culture is a group of people who share a common set of attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors, and who communicate through common language or symbols.The culture in which people are socialized influences the manner in which they work, socialize, and interact with others.If you want to understand and communicate effectively with people of different cultures, it's imperative that you understand how culture affects communication.There are many different ways that people of different cultures give and receive information. They communicate in a variety of ways - through talk, silence, expression, emphasis, and gesture. People from different cultures place different emphasis on these methods, and have distinct expectations as to how each should be used to communicate, and what the message is that each conveys.The best way to understand intercultural communication is to be aware of the five elements of the communication process.The elements are sender, encoding, channel, decoding, and receiver. To communicate effectively, you'll need to understand the cultural context influencing each of these elements.

Communicating Across Cultures at Work

Author : Oliver Guirdham
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This new edition examines intercultural communication in the workplace. Firmly grounded in theory, it offers practical suggestions on how people can develop cultural awareness and communication skills. Fully updated with the latest research, this makes an ideal core text.

Communicating Across Cultures First Edition

Author : Stella Ting-Toomey
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From high-level business negotiations to casual conversations among friends, every interpersonal interaction is shaped by cultural norms and expectations. Seldom is this more clearly brought to light than in encounters between people from different cultural backgrounds, when dissimilar communication practices may lead to frustration and misunderstanding. This thought-provoking text presents a new framework for understanding the impact of culture on communication and for helping students build intercultural communication competence. With illustrative examples from around the globe, the book shows that verbal and nonverbal communication involves much more than transmitting a particular message--it also reflects each participant's self-image, group identifications and values, and privacy and relational needs. Readers learn to move effectively and appropriately through a wide range of transcultural situations by combining culture-specific knowledge with mindful listening and communication skills. Throughout, helpful tables and charts and easy-to-follow guidelines for putting concepts into practice enhance the book's utility for students.

Communicating Across Cultures

Author : Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)
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If you are a manager anywhere in the world, you are almost certainly dealing with people of nationalities and cultures different from your own. In multinational business environments, communicating effectively with people who have languages, customs, and expectations different from yours is a necessary skill. If you are a manager anywhere in the world, you are almost certainly facing this kind of multicultural situation. This guidebook explains how to become aware of cultural differences, how to recognize when cultural differences pose a leadership challenge, and how to adapt your communication style to enhance your effectiveness as a manager.

Communicating Across Cultures

Author : Maureen Guirdham
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In the coming century it is likely that people in virtually all occupations with find themselves working to a greater extent with people from different backgrounds. This book relates intercultural communication theory to the needs of workers.

Communicating Across Cultures in Cyberspace

Author : Leah Pauline Macfadyen
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"This bibliographic review is a first attempt at collecting together a body of literature relevant to the study of intercultural communication in cyberspace. It explores and summarizes themes and arguments in current literature relating to `the culture(s) of the Internet', `the language of cyberspace', `intercultural communication on the Internet', `identity and community in cyberspace', `culture and education in cyberspace' and `the impact of the Internet on culture(s)'. The survey offers an overview of current research and theoretical contributions identified in each area an extensive annotated bibliography that includes abstracts or summaries of each contribution It also identifies the most pressing issues in the field as well as gaps in current knowledge and understanding. Prof. Roche ist Sprecher des Instituts für Deutsch als Fremdsprache der LMU München, assoziierter Professor an der Deutsch-Jordanischen Hochschule und Vorsitzender des Wissenschaftlichen Beirats des Bundesamtes f'r Migration und Flüchtlinge. "

Communicating Across Cultures at Work

Author : Maureen Guirdham
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This guide offers skills to understand and overcome communication difficulties, whether they are based on nationality, ethnicity, gender, age, social class and level of (dis)ability.

Communicating Across Cultures

Author : Phillip Khan-Panni
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'Communicating Across Cultures' demonstrates how to tailor your own communication style to a multi-cultural audience for best outcomes. The authors are both experienced public speakers and trainers.

Communicating Across Cultures and Languages in the Health Care Setting

Author : Claire Penn
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This book offers a novel approach to understanding the complexities of communication in culturally and linguistically diverse health care contexts. It marks the culmination of two decades of research in South Africa, a context that has obvious application in a wider international climate given current globalization and migration trends. The authors draw from a large body of evidence based across different sites and illnesses, scrutinising both the language dynamics of intercultural health interactions and the perceptions and narratives of multiple participants. Including a range of theoretical, methodological and empirical considerations, the volume sheds light upon qualitative research methods and their application in the intercultural context. This book will be a valuable resource for health professionals, medical educators and language practitioners as well as students and scholars of discourse analysis and the medical humanities.

Communicating Across Cultures Second Edition

Author : Stella Ting-Toomey
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This highly regarded text--now revised and expanded with 50% new material--helps students and professionals build their knowledge and competencies for effective intercultural communication in any setting. The authors' comprehensive, updated theoretical framework (integrative identity negotiation theory) reveals how both verbal and nonverbal communication are affected by multilayered facets of identity. Written in a candid, conversational style, the book is rich with engaging examples illustrating cultural conflicts and misunderstandings that arise in workplace, educational, interpersonal, and community contexts. Readers learn how to transform polarized conversations into successful intercultural engagements by combining knowledge about culture with mindful listening and communication skills. New to This Edition *Extensively revised to reflect the ongoing development of integrative identity negotiation theory, nearly 20 years of research advances, the growing diversity of the United States, and global trends. *Chapter providing a mindfulness lens on intercultural and intergroup communication competence. *Chapter on culture shock in sojourners (international students, global businesspeople, and others). *Chapter on immigrants' acculturation processes. *Lively chapter-opening case examples, including compelling personal stories. *End-of-chapter summaries, "Mindful Guidelines" to put into practice, and critical thinking questions. *New and expanded discussions of hot topics: cross-cultural workplaces, community building, peace building, romantic relationships, prejudice and discrimination, microaggressions, and ethical issues.

Communicating Across Cultures

Author : Don W. Prince
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If you are a manager anywhere in the world, you are almost certainly dealing with people of nationalities and cultures different from your own. In multinational business environments, communicating effectively with people who have languages, customs, and expectations different from yours is a necessary skill. If you are a manager anywhere in the world, you are almost certainly facing this kind of multicultural situation. This guidebook explains how to become aware of cultural differences, how to recognize when cultural differences pose a leadership challenge, and how to adapt your communication style to enhance your effectiveness as a manager.

Communicating Across Cultures

Author : Carmen Valero-Garcés
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This book is a manual addressing the task of interpreting and translating. It is directed towards those who serve as liaisons between immigrant communities, visitors, or foreigners, and at professionals in public service translation and interpreting. It will also help improve communication between business professionals and their foreign clients.

Communicating Across Cultures

Author : Phillip Goodacre
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Looks at the intercultural and the social aspects of communication through a series of lessons or tasks that are included in each chapter leading to an understanding of other peoples culture.

Communication Across Cultures

Author : Heather Bowe
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Communication Across Cultures explains why speakers from different cultures can often misunderstand each other.

Communication in Personal Relationships Across Cultures

Author : William B. Gudykunst
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This innovative book contains studies of personal relationships from a variety of non-western cultures, and leaves behind the western biases that are typical of most research and theorizing done in this expanding area. Chapters focus on personal communication practices in countries including Iran, Brazil, Mexico, China, Japan and Korea. The editors cover the major theories that explain communication across cultures through both emic and etic approaches, by examining how members of a culture understand their own communication, and by comparing specific aspects of communication across cultures. They also suggest areas for future research.

Communicating Across Cultures Student s Book with Audio CD

Author : Bob Dignen
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Communicating Across Cultures is an innovative short course for learners of business English who want to function effectively in an international environment by developing their intercultural skills in English. Drawing on inspirational advice from leading figures in the world of cross-cultural communication, Communicating Across Cultures covers all types of oral and written communication, from meetings to negotiations, telephone calls to emails, and deals with situations ranging from working in international teams to managing conflict. Students are invited to analyse their own intercultural competence and helped to develop a personal action plan for further use beyond the classroom. The Student's Book comes with an audio CD that contains authentic interviews with people from the world of business and extracts from meetings that exemplify the communication strategies presented.

International Advertising

Author : Barbara Mueller
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This text introduces the challenges and difficulties faced in developing and implementing communications programs for foreign markets, presenting an overview of the cultural, economic, legal, political, and social conditions relevant to international advertising and provides a balance of theoretical and practical perspectives.

Communicating Across Cultures in South Africa

Author : Russell Kaschula
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This accessible study should assist people in communicating across cultures, not only in the corporate world and the educational sphere, but also in everyday life.

Intercultural Competence

Author : Myron W. Lustig
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Striking a unique balance between skills and theory, "Intercultural Competence" provides students with the background and confidence to succeed in today's multicultural environment. Blending both the practical and the theoretical, the concrete and the abstract, this textbook is both enjoyable to read and thoroughly researched. By clearly explaining different theories and the significance of cultural patterns and having students practice what they learn via examples in the book, "Intercultural Competence" better prepares students to interact in intercultural relationships. New to the Fifth EditionApproximately half of the "Culture Connections" boxes are new to this edition and provide students the opportunity to 'feel' some aspect of intercultural competence. impact of new information technologies on intercultural communication has been expanded in the new edition. Each of the pedagogical features in the text has been revised and updated to help students learn important intercultural communication concepts effectively. Nearly half of the photographs are new to this edition. Each photo has been selected and placed to highlight more clearly the concepts and issues being illustrated. Praise for "Intercultural Competence" "Because Lustig and Koester both provide the essential communication theory but also provide increasingly good examples from persons of different cultures speaking in their own voices. . .[the competition] falls short of giving students the richness of reading that this book does." "C. Thomas Preston, University of Missouri -- St. Louis"

Cross Cultural and Intercultural Communication

Author : William B. Gudykunst
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Derived from the best-selling Handbook of International and Intercultural Communication, Second Edition, this economically priced paperback version contains only the chapters dealing with cross-cultural and intercultural communication. Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Communication provides an extensive overview of cross-cultural variations in communication and expands upon the Handbook by viewing intercultural communication in terms of intergroup communication. Intercultural communication is a relatively new area of research in the communication discipline but has made tremendous progress in recent years. The book maintains that understanding cross-cultural communication is a prerequisite to understanding intercultural communication. Part One of the book discusses cross-cultural communication—the comparison of communication across cultures—and Part Two examines intercultural communication—the communication between people from different cultures. Each part begins with an introduction, includes a chapter on theory, and ends with a chapter on issues.