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Silence in Intercultural Communication

Silence in Intercultural Communication

Perceptions and Performance

  • Author: Ikuko Nakane
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN: 9789027254108
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 239
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How and why is silence used interculturally? Approaching the phenomenon of silence from multiple perspectives, this book shows how silence is used, perceived and at times misinterpreted in intercultural communication. Using a model of key aspects of silence in communication – linguistic, cognitive and sociopsychological – and fundamental levels of social organization – individual, situational and sociocultural - the book explores the intricate relationship between perceptions and performance of silence in interaction involving Japanese and Australian participants. Through a combination of macro- and micro- ethnographic analyses of university seminar interactions, the stereotypes of the 'silent East' is reconsidered, and the tension between local and sociocultural perspectives of intercultural communication is addressed. The book has relevance to researchers and students in intercultural pragmatics, discourse analysis and applied linguistics.

Silence, Music, Silent Music

Silence, Music, Silent Music

  • Author: Nicky Losseff,Jennifer Ruth Doctor
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9780754655596
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 253
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The contributions in this volume focus on the ways in which silence and music relate, contemplate each other and provide new avenues for addressing and gaining understanding of various realms of human endeavour. The book maps out this little-explored aspect of the sonic arena with the intention of defining the breadth of scope and to introduce interdisciplinary paths of exploration as a way forward for future discourse. The contributions reveal that unexpected concepts and ways of thinking emerge from looking at sound in relation to its antithesis, encompassing not just Western art traditions, but the relationship between music, silence, the human psyche and sociological trends - ultimately, providing deeper understanding of the elemental places both music and silence hold within world philosophies and fundamental states of being.

Organizing Silence

Organizing Silence

A World of Possibilities

  • Author: Robin Patric Clair
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791439418
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 259
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A thought-provoking look at how silence is embedded in our language, society, and institutions. Sexual harassment is explored as an example.

Silence

Silence

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

  • Author: Adam Jaworski
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110821915
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 414
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The Reading of Silence

The Reading of Silence

Virginia Woolf in the English Tradition

  • Author: Patricia Ondek Laurence
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804721790
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 241
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This is a study of Virginia Woolf's lifelong preoccupation with silence and the barrier between the sayable and the unsayable. Using a wide range of thinkers from Kierkegaard to Kristeva and Derrida, Laurence demonstrates convincingly that Woolf was the first modern woman novelist to practice silence in her writing and that, in so doing, she created a new language of the mind and changed the metaphor of silence from one of absence or oppression to one of presence and strength. It suggests new directions for Woolf criticism.

Silence in Second Language Learning

Silence in Second Language Learning

A Psychoanalytic Reading

  • Author: Colette A. Granger
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN: 9781853596971
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 142
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This text examines the under-researched and often troubling phenomenon of silence in second language learning through a triangulation of SLA research, memoirs and language learner diaries, and psychoanalytic concepts of anxiety, ambivalence, conflict and loss. It moves beyond the view of silence as the mere absence of speech, inviting the reader to consider it as both a psychical event and a linguistic moment in the continuous process of identity formation.

A Question of Silence

A Question of Silence

The Sexual Economies of Modern India

  • Author: Janaki Nair,Mary E. John
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • ISBN: 9781856498920
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 412
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Has there been a ‘conspiracy of silence’ regarding sexuality in India, be it within social movements or as a focus of scholarship? A Question of Silence? interrogates this assumption in order to thematise a crucial field. Prefaced by a detailed introductory overview, the essays use diverse perspectives to develop an understanding of the institutions, practices and forms of representation of sexual relations and their boundaries of legitimacy. From unravelling the Kamasutra (the text) to investigating KamaSutra (the condom) the volume includes essays on how sexuality has been framed by the law, within social movements, or has been the site for patrolled caste, ethnic or gender identities. Other essays analyse cinematic, televisual and literary representations of sexuality. Taken as a whole, this book makes room for more wide-ranging approaches for tackling the sexual economies of desire and violence among men and women in modern India.

The Language of Silence

The Language of Silence

On the Unspoken and the Unspeakable in Modern Drama

  • Author: Leslie Kane
  • Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • ISBN: 9780838631874
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 195
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Examining the plays of Maeterlinck, Chekhov, Jean-Jacques Bernard, Pinter, Albee, and Beckett, this critical study exhibits the eloquence with which silence and inarticulateness portray the experience of inadequacy, incompleteness, impermanence, and uncertainty in early-twentieth-century drama. Moving on to post-World War II drama, the author explores the use of noneloquent speech and silence to convey the alienation and isolation engendered by the rise of political humanity.

Game of Silence

Game of Silence

  • Author: F. D. Imbuga
  • Publisher: East African Publishers
  • ISBN: 9789966460783
  • Category: Kenyan drama (English)
  • Page: 53
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Silence

Silence

The Mystery of Wholeness

  • Author: Robert Sardello
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • ISBN: 158394415X
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 152
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With its beautifully rich prose, Robert Sardello's newest book invites us to experience silence as a companion presence, a creative heart-felt experience that renews, restores, and deepens the body's response to the internal and external world. Drawing on images and ideas from the Trials of St. Anthony, Anthroposophy, Depth Psychology, and Phenomenology, the book delves deeply into the subtleties of silence, exploring the phenomenon as a source of wholeness and revitalization.Sharing his own insights from years of experience in spiritual psychology, Sardello takes us on an inner journey beyond the chaotic noise of the ego to a place of inner communion and self-healing. Silence: The Mystery of Wholeness opens our eyes to the importance of cultivating the nurturing aspects of silence in our personal relationships and enables us to awaken the inner currents of spirituality that ultimately lead to a path of universal compassion, service, and healing. From the Trade Paperback edition.