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.

Understanding Intercultural Communication

Negotiating a Grammar of Culture
Author: Adrian Holliday
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135046182
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 208
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In this book, Adrian Holliday provides a practical framework to help students analyse intercultural communication. Underpinned by a new grammar of culture developed by Holliday, this book will incorporate examples and activities to enable students and professionals to investigate culture on very new, entirely non-essentialist lines. This book will address key issues in intercultural communication including: the positive contribution of people from diverse cultural backgrounds the politics of Self and Other which promote negative stereotyping the basis for a bottom-up approach to globalization in which Periphery cultural realities can gain voice and ownership Written by a key researcher in the field, this book presents cutting edge research and a framework for analysis which will make it essential reading for upper undergraduate and postgraduate students studying intercultural communication and professionals in the field.

Understanding Intercultural Communication


Author: Jane Suderman
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
ISBN: 9780176408091
Category: Communication and culture
Page: 332
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The first and only text written specifically with Canadian students in mind, Successful Intercultural Communications looks at intercultural communication from a uniquely Canadian perspective and presents a balanced mix of application and theory supported by current data, statistics, and examples. Highly readable and engaging, Suderman encourages students to think about the relevance of topics to their own lives through unique pedagogy that engages students, encourages class discussion, and provides points for personal reflection. Timely profiles of key regions including China, Latin America, the Arab World, and India help inspire a mindset appropriate to the study of other cultures; one of openness, respect, honesty, and genuine curiosity.

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: 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.

Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication


Author: Jane Jackson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131790835X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 432
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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.

Understanding Intercultural Communication

Negotiating a Grammar of Culture
Author: Adrian Holliday
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351139509
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 194
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Understanding Intercultural Communication provides a practical framework to help readers to understand intercultural communication and to solve intercultural problems. Each chapter exemplifies the everyday intercultural through ethnographic narratives in which people make sense of each other in home, work and study locations. Underpinned by a grammar of culture developed by the author, this book addresses key issues in intercultural communication, including: the positive contribution of people from diverse cultural backgrounds; the politics of Self and Other which promote negative stereotyping; the basis for a de-centred approach to globalisation in which periphery cultural realities can gain voice and ownership. Written by a leading researcher in the field, the new edition of this important text has been revised to invite the reader to reflect and develop their own intercultural and research strategies, and updated to include new ideas that have emerged in Holliday’s own work and elsewhere. This book is a key resource for academics, students and practitioners in intercultural communication and related fields.

Intercultural Communication for Global Business

How leaders communicate for success
Author: Elizabeth A. Tuleja
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317361733
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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This book brings together principles and new theories in intercultural communication in a concise and practical manner, focusing on communication as the foundation for management and global leadership. Grounded in the Cultural Intelligence Model, this compact text examines the concepts associated with understanding culture and communication in the global business environment to help readers: • Understand intercultural communication processes. • Improve self-awareness and communication in intercultural settings. • Expand skills in identifying, analyzing, and solving intercultural communication challenges at work. • Evaluate whether one’s communication has been effective. Richly illustrated with examples, activities, real-world applications, and recent case studies that make the content come alive, Intercultural Communication for Global Business is an ideal companion for any business student or manager dedicated to communicating more effectively in a globalized society.

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.

Cross-cultural interpersonal communication


Author: Stella Ting-Toomey,Felipe Korzenny
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: 9780803940482
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 283
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The newest ideas and findings in cross-cultural interpersonal communication are provided in this challenging volume. The internationally-recognized contributors examine such salient topics as interpersonal relationship development between people from different cultures, family nicknaming practices, and language and intercultural attraction.

Language, communication, and culture

current directions
Author: Stella Ting-Toomey,Felípe Korzenny
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 271
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Published in cooperation with the Speech Communication Association Division on International and Intercultural Communication. A diverse multicultural team of experts assembled for this compelling volume voice the importance of understanding language, communication, and culture. They discuss the critical role of language usage through communication to assert and negotiate different facets of identity, and relate the different levels and functions of language usage to the collective life of a culture. Each author discusses the interlinkage between language and communication based on his or her points of research interest and orientation. Topics addressed include the importance of studying the relationships between language and society; the relationship between language and identities--personal identity, social role identity, and cultural/ethnolinguistic identity; and the multiple functions and meanings of language and communication in relationship to culture. Taken together, the three approaches in this volume reflect the current trends and directions of multidisciplinary nature of studying language, communication and culture. Language, Communication, and Culture reflects the current ideas and approaches of scholars working in the disciplines of psychology, linguistics, sociolinguistics, intergroup relations, and communication. It will appeal to scholars, researchers, and students who are intrigued and enticed by the fascinating, multifaceted aspects of language. "The book makes a unique contribution to the literature in that it includes a balance of theoretical discussion of issues such as language development, use, and function, as well as a variety of analytical approaches and intergroup data-based studies. . . .Language, Communication and Culture is a book which extends our knowledge about the structures, functions, and implications of language use across cultures. Ting-Toomey and Korzenny have provided a worthwhile sourcebook for those of us researching culture, and a particularly useful book for graduate level or advanced undergraduate coursework in language and/or culture." --International Journal of Intercultural Relations "This is an important volume and will prove invaluable to gamers interested in the communication and the cultural aspects of simulation." --Simulation & Gaming "This collection . . . is a well-organized presentation of current research on the relationships among intercultural communication processes from differing perspectives." --The Modern Language Journal "This book will interest academic specialists in language and communication and their graduate students." --Academic Library Book Review "On the whole, the papers are coherent and well integrated into the research literature." --Canadian Journal of Communication "The contributors'arguments are diverse but interlinked and provide a critical perspective on the theme of language and communication in cross-cultural contexts. . . . Adds to several important studies about the language/culture nexus and favors the current climate of cultural pluralism and multilingualism to promote liberal ethnic identity." --Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology

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 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.

Intercultural Communication for Everyday Life


Author: John R. Baldwin,Robin R. Means Coleman,Alberto González,Suchitra Shenoy-Packer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118559010
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 376
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Written for students studying intercultural communication for the first time, this textbook gives a thorough introduction to inter- and cross-cultural concepts with a focus on practical application and social action. Provides a thorough introduction to inter- and cross-cultural concepts for beginning students with a focus on practical application and social action Defines “communication” broadly using authors from a variety of sub disciplines and incorporating scientific, humanistic, and critical theory Constructs a complex version of culture using examples from around the world that represent a variety of differences, including age, sex, race, religion, and sexual orientation Promotes civic engagement with cues toward individual intercultural effectiveness and giving back to the community in socially relevant ways Weaves pedagogy throughout the text with student-centered examples, text boxes, applications, critical thinking questions, a glossary of key terms, and online resources for students and instructors Online resources for students and instructors available upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/baldwin

Coming Home Your Way

Understanding University Student Intercultural Reentry
Author: Rick Malleus,Marina Micari
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351622943
Category: Social Science
Page: 136
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Coming Home Your Way offers college and university students returning from an education-abroad experience a wealth of pertinent information, opportunities for meaningful reflection, and practical guidance on making the most of their time abroad. Grounded in research and addressing an array of aspects of education abroad – including intercultural communication, changing relationships, and career impact – Coming Home Your Way will be an invaluable tool for any student planning, experiencing, or returning from a stay abroad. Drawing from theory and research from multiple disciplines, and real-world experiences of students who have studied abroad, the volume addresses key themes critical to understanding reentry, including individual differences in taking in experience, communication patterns and approaches, the reentry transition, the nature of relationships in reentry, bridging reentry and career, and more. Within each chapter are opportunities for self-reflection that allow readers to integrate the ideas presented into their own experience. Compelling short fictional accounts add flavor and detail that bring theory to life. Coming Home Your Way provides a window into the complex experience of intercultural reentry. Reentry from an education-abroad experience can be a period of intense growth, and can feel disruptive and confusing while it’s happening. The authors explain and explore these complexities in a conversational style that will engage students, and with the rigor expected by their instructors. Like no other book currently on the market, Coming Home Your Way will give college and university students insight into the challenges and intercultural opportunities that reentry offers.

Communicating Effectively with the Chinese


Author: Ge Gao,Stella Ting-Toomey
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452236143
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 119
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Utilizing the `self-OTHER' perspective as a conceptual foundation, the authors portray and interpret some of the distinctive communication practices in Chinese culture. They examine how self-conception, role and hierarchy, relational dynamics and face affect ways of conducting everyday talk in Chinese culture. They explain why miscommunication between Chinese and North Americans takes place and suggest ways to improve communication. By incorporating instances of everyday talk, the authors offer a realistic and clear illustration of the specific characteristics and functions of Chinese communication, as well as problematic areas of Chinese//North American encounters.

Introducing Intercultural Communication

Global Cultures and Contexts
Author: Shuang Liu,Zala Volcic,Cindy Gallois
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473909120
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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Introducing Intercultural Communication uses examples and case studies from around the world to situate communication theory in a truly global perspective. Covering the essentials from international conflict to migration and social networking, this book shows students how to master the skills and concepts at work in how we communicate and understand each other across cultural boundaries. Each chapter brings to life the links between theory and practice, and between the global and local, showing you how to understand the influence of your culture on how you view yourself and others. In this book: Theory boxes show you how to use key ideas in work contexts. Case studies from European, Chinese, Australian and American contexts give you a truly global perspective. Critical questions help you to challenge yourself. A full chapter gives practical tips on how to become an effective intercultural communicator. Annotated lists of further reading and free access to online SAGE journal articles assist you in your research. A companion website (https://study.sagepub.com/liu2e) provides you with exercise questions, as well as extended reading lists. This book will guide you to success in your studies and will teach you to become a more critical consumer of information.

The Handbook of Communication in Cross-cultural Perspective


Author: Donal Carbaugh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317485599
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 412
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This handbook brings together 26 ethnographic research reports from around the world about communication. The studies explore 13 languages from 17 countries across 6 continents. Together, the studies examine, through cultural analyses, communication practices in cross-cultural perspective. In doing so, and as a global community of scholars, the studies explore the diversity in ways communication is understood around the world, examine specific cultural traditions in the study of communication, and thus inform readers about the range of ways communication is understood around the world. Some of the communication practices explored include complaining, hate speech, irreverence, respect, and uses of the mobile phone. The focus of the handbook, however, is dual in that it brings into view both communication as an academic discipline and its use to unveil culturally situated practices. By attending to communication in these ways, as a discipline and a specific practice, the handbook is focused on, and will be an authoritative resource for understanding communication in cross-cultural perspective. Designed at the nexus of various intellectual traditions such as the ethnography of communication, linguistic ethnography, and cultural approaches to discourse, the handbook employs, then, a general approach which, when used, understands communication in its particular cultural scenes and communities.