COMMUNICATION ACROSS CULTURES

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Communicating Across Cultures

Author : Stella Ting-Toomey
ISBN : 9781462505890
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Communicating Across Cultures At Work

Author : Maureen Guirdham
ISBN : 9780230345966
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 89.52 MB
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Examines intercultural communication in the workplace. Firmly grounded in theory, it offers practical suggestions on how people can develop cultural awareness and communication skills to enable greater understanding and appreciation of those from different backgrounds. Fully updated with the latest research, this makes an ideal core text.
Category: Business & Economics

Communication Across Cultures

Author : Heather Bowe
ISBN : 9781316216910
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Communication across Cultures explores how cultural context affects the use and (mis)interpretation of language. It provides an accessible and interdisciplinary introduction to language and language variation in intercultural communication by drawing on both classic and cutting-edge research from pragmatics, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology and politeness studies. This new edition has been comprehensively updated to incorporate recent research, with an emphasis on the fluid and emergent practice of intercultural communication. It provides increased coverage of variation in language within and between cultures, drawing on real-world examples of spoken and written communication. The authors review classic concepts like 'face', 'politeness' and 'speech acts', but also critique these concepts and introduce more recent approaches. Each chapter provides a set of suggested readings, questions and exercises to enable the student to work through concepts and consolidate their understanding of intercultural communication. This is an excellent resource for students of linguistics and related disciplines.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Communication Across Cultures

Author : Chibueze C. Udeani
ISBN : 9781565182400
Genre : Intercultural communication
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Category: Intercultural communication

Written Communication Across Cultures

Author : Yunxia Zhu
ISBN : 9027253846
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Winner of ABC's award for Distinguished Publication for 2006 This book explores effective written communication across cultures both theoretically and practically. Specifically it conceptualizes cross-cultural genre study and compares English and Chinese business writing collected from Australia, New Zealand and China. It is also one of those inspired by contrastive rhetoric but has contributed innovatively and uniquely by incorporating research findings from genre analysis, in particular, the sociocognitive genre perspective into this cross-cultural study. On the one hand, the endeavor represents an in-depth theoretical exploration by considering not only discourse community and cognitive structuring, but also the deep semantics of genre and intertextuality, while broadening genre study by integrating insights from cross-cultural communication as well as the Chinese perspectives. On the other hand, the book also addresses pragmatic issues. As a particular feature, it solicits professional members' intercultural viewpoints; thus confirming the shared social "stock of knowledge" employed in the culturally defined writing conventions. Last but not least, this book explores the implications for genre education and training, and develops an appropriate model for cross-cultural genre learning, which encourages learning through legitimate peripheral participation and intercultural learning in business organizations.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Communicating Across Cultures

Author : Maureen Guirdham
ISBN : 0333754107
Genre : Communication in management
File Size : 22.95 MB
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This work explains how to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds, namely: how to understand the influence of cultures and subcultures on others' behaviour and attitudes, and how to communicate across the barriers created by these differences. The author relates the emerging discipline of intercultural communication to the practical needs of people at work. The book contains eight key intercultural communication theories presented from a European perspective. With a strong focus on work applications, it provides many real life examples illustrating practice. An instructor's manual is also available.
Category: Communication in management

Communication Between Cultures

Author : Larry A. Samovar
ISBN : 9781305888067
Genre : Performing Arts
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Packed with current research and examples, bestselling COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CULTURES, 9E equips readers with a deep understanding and appreciation of different cultures while helping them develop practical communication skills. Part I introduces the study of communication and culture; Part II focuses on the ability of culture to shape and modify our view of reality; Part III puts the theory of intercultural communication into practice; and Part IV converts knowledge into action. This is the only text to consistently emphasize religion and history as key variables in intercultural communication. Compelling examples help readers examine their own assumptions, perceptions, and cultural biases--so they can understand the subtle and profound ways culture affects communication. The ninth edition offers expanded discussions of the impact of globalization, a new chapter on intercultural communication competence, and more coverage of new technology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Performing Arts

Communicating Across Cultures Student S Book With Audio Cd

Author : Bob Dignen
ISBN : 9780521181983
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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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.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Communicating Across Cultures In Cyberspace

Author : Leah P. Macfadyen
ISBN : 3825876136
Genre : Social Science
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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. "
Category: Social Science

Communicating Across Cultures

Author : Phillip Khan-Panni
ISBN : 1857037995
Genre : Business communication
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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.
Category: Business communication