In Search of Intercultural Understanding

In a hands-on and visual approach, this guide offers new insights and practical advice on adjusting and coping with the experience abroad.

Author: Patrick L. Schmidt

Publisher: Meridian World Press

ISBN: 0968529313

Category: Cross-cultural orientation

Page: 144

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"In Search of Intercultural Understanding" is a practical guidebook for living and working across cultures. In a hands-on and visual approach, this guide offers new insights and practical advice on adjusting and coping with the experience abroad. With a variety of stories, quotations, exercises and illustrations, the reader is presented with an easy-to-understand survey of cross-cultural issues that will enhance the global experience and provide guidance on becoming interculturally competent.
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Intercultural Experience and Education

This edited volume explores the educational significance of intercultural experience. It offers a broader conception of interculturality than commonly found in the area of foreign language teaching.

Author: Geof Alred

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 185359606X

Category: Education

Page: 242

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This edited volume explores the educational significance of intercultural experience. It offers a broader conception of interculturality than commonly found in the area of foreign language teaching. Contributors represent a diverse range of academic and professional interests. The aim of the book is to encourage dialogue and interchange across this range, and beyond, to stimulate thinking about the educational value of intercultural experience.
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Cross Cultural and Intercultural Communication

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.

Author: William B. Gudykunst

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761929002

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

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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.
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Intercultural Communication A Reader

INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: A READER focuses on practical strategies you can use to communicate more effecti

Author: Larry A. Samovar

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780495554189

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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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 effecti
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Intercultural Communication

The book is intended for the introductory intercultural communication course and is also of value for many courses in cultural studies, sociology, and anthropology.

Author: Fred E. Jandt

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761928995

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 451

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Intercultural Communication: A Global Reader contains 36 articles showcasing the development and diversity of intercultural communication theories in countries such as China, Africa, the United States, New Zealand, Mexico, Egypt, and others. Themes and topics discussed include identity and communication, intercultural verbal and nonverbal processes and interactions, relationships, and ethics. The Reader may be used as a stand-alone text, an excellent companion to Fred E. Jandt's textbook An Introduction to Intercultural Communication: Identities in a Global Community, Fourth Edition, or in conjunction with other texts. The book is intended for the introductory intercultural communication course and is also of value for many courses in cultural studies, sociology, and anthropology.
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Intercultural communication in German Dutch business contexts

This book provides an analysis of cultural characteristics that play a role in German-Dutch interaction as well as their relevance and conflict potential.

Author: Christopher Thesing

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 9783830985532

Category: History

Page: 324

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Germany and the Netherlands maintain close relationships. Over the last few decades their relations have constantly intensified, resulting in today's close cooperation, consultations and interrelations in a variety of fields. However, despite their close ties and geographic proximity there are cultural differences between the two countries that lead to disturbances in cross-border cooperation. These cultural differences manifest in behavior, perceptions and attitudes and can lead to irritations, problems and even conflicts in German-Dutch interaction. This book provides an analysis of cultural characteristics that play a role in German-Dutch interaction as well as their relevance and conflict potential. With an entanglement of different methods both the rather concrete and visible manifestations and the general, rather superordinate and underlying aspects of culture are analyzed, providing the readers with a comprehensive understanding of their neighboring culture and enabling them to avoid irritations and conflicts when dealing with Dutch or Germans. Christopher Thesing, geb. 1984, studierte an der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster und an der Radboud Universiteit in Nijmegen Niederlande-Deutschland-Studien mit den Schwerpunkten Kultur- und Kommunikationswissenschaften. Seit 2015 arbeitet er als wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Zentrum für Niederlande-Studien in Münster, seit 2016 an der Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen. Sein Forschungsschwerpunkt ist die Interkulturelle Kommunikation mit dem Fokus auf Deutschland und den Niederlanden.
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Handbook of International and Intercultural Communication

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.

Author: Molefi Kete Asante

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761920900

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.
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Intercultural Communication Competence

This book seeks to conceptualize intercultural communication competence from diverse perspectives, explore its re-conceptualization in globalization, and investigate its development in cultural contexts and interaction scenarios.

Author: Xiaodong Dai

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443859950

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 395

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Intercultural communication competence is an indispensable ability for people to interact appropriately and effectively across nations and regions in the globalized world. Competent intercultural communication enables people to reach mutual understanding as well as reciprocal relationships. In recent decades, considerable progress has been made in the research of intercultural communication competence. However, due to its complexity, many problems remain unanswered and need to be addressed. This book seeks to conceptualize intercultural communication competence from diverse perspectives, explore its re-conceptualization in globalization, and investigate its development in cultural contexts and interaction scenarios. A group of leading international scholars in different academic disciplines join to map out a comprehensive picture, providing an in-depth and up-to-date work on intercultural communication competence. The book adopts an interdisciplinary approach and enhances readers’ understanding on the concept of intercultural communication competence. It is a useful source for educators, researchers, students and professionals.
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An Integrated Approach to Intercultural Communication

This book explores communication, culture, and intercultural communication.

Author: Nataša Bakić-Mirić

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443835534

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.
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Handbook of Intercultural Communication

This handbook takes a ?problem-solving? approach to the various issues that arise in real-life intercultural interaction.

Author: Helga Kotthoff

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110198584

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
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The Language and Intercultural Communication Reader

There is a final section offering advice on how to perform research in this area. This is an essential text for all students and researchers in the area of language and intercultural communication.

Author: Zhu Hua

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 0415549132

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 430

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"This Reader is a scholarly tour de force, as it offers an intelligent and comprehensive coverage of the highly multidisciplinary field of Intercultural Communication without falling into the twin traps of essentialism or relativism. No researcher in applied linguistics will want to miss Zhu Hua's brilliant concluding chapter that surveys various research designs and data collection techniques, and discusses the strengths and weaknesses of each approach. The study questions and activities featured in each chapter together with suggestions for further reading make this Reader an invaluable resource for undergraduate and graduate seminars alike." Claire Kramsch, University of California, Berkeley, USA "This volume covers all the key topics, both basic conceptual and theoretical questions and a broad range of empirical issues and perspectives related to different settings and different parts of the world. It is really global in its coverage. This book will give readers a good grasp of the field as it is being developed throughout the world." Karen Risager, Roskilde University, Denmark This reader covers the two interconnected areas of Language and Intercultural Communication, increasingly studied together. Language is key to understanding culture, and culture is an essential part of studying language. Divided into six parts, the Reader covers: Theories of language and intercultural communication; Cultural dimensions of language in use; Communication patterns across cultures; Teaching and learning cultural variations of language use; Interculturality; and Intercultural Communication in professional contexts. With 22 varied readings from eminent authorities in the field as well as cutting edge material from new researchers, the Reader explores the breadth and depth of the subject as well as providing a valuable overview for both student and scholar. Each reading has been carefully selected to both showcase the best thinking and latest research, and to reflect the international nature of the field. Each part begins with a clear and comprehensive introduction, and is enhanced by discussion questions, suggested activities and far-reaching further reading sections. There is a final section offering advice on how to perform research in this area. This is an essential text for all students and researchers in the area of language and intercultural communication.
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Understanding Intercultural Communication

Looks at intercultural communication from a Canadian perspective.

Author: Jane Suderman

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1097619083

Category: Intercultural communication

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Looks at intercultural communication from a Canadian perspective. Chapters include short sub-sections: Canada and cultural diversity, Perception and intercultural competence, Culture realms : East and West, Edward T. Hall : high- and low-context cultures, Eastern spiritual traditions, Western spiritual traditions, Paralanguae, Space and distance (proxemics), Body language (Kinesics), The concept of face, Culture shock, Identity change in acculturation.
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Cultural Analysis

This book considers intercultural understanding and co-action, partly by means of general insights into the concept of culture and the dimensions which bring about cultural differences, and partly as a methodology to analyze a certain ...

Author: Hans Gullestrup

Publisher: Copenhagen Business School Press DK

ISBN: 8763001810

Category: Political Science

Page: 345

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With internationalization, the world is becoming smaller and the opportunity to meet people from other countries and cultures is becoming more common, providing the need for cooperation, shared knowledge, and cross-border trade. Individual cultures tend to understand themselves best and base their understanding of the world and its peoples on ideas they each have come to believe irrespective of reality, and thus make it difficult to reach a proper understanding of other cultures. This book considers intercultural understanding and co-action, partly by means of general insights into the concept of culture and the dimensions which bring about cultural differences, and partly as a methodology to analyze a certain culture - whether one's own or others'. This leads towards an understanding of cultural complexity and cultural differences among people. The book provides a discussion of a number of ethical issues, which almost invariably will arise when people meet and co-act across cultural boundaries. Cultural Analysis offers a theoretical/abstract proposal for cultural understanding, intercultural plurality, and complexity.
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Understanding Intercultural Communication

In this book, Adrian Holliday provides a practical framework to help students analyse intercultural communication.

Author: Adrian Holliday

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135046187

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.
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Globalizing Intercultural Communication

Translating Theory into Practice Globalizing Intercultural Communication: A Reader introduces students to intercultural communication within the global context, and equips them with the knowledge and understanding to grapple with the ...

Author: Kathryn Sorrells

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483324562

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

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Translating Theory into Practice Globalizing Intercultural Communication: A Reader introduces students to intercultural communication within the global context, and equips them with the knowledge and understanding to grapple with the dynamic, interconnected and complex nature of intercultural relations in the world today. This reader is organized around foundational and contemporary themes of intercultural communication. Each of the 14 chapters pairs an original research article explicating key topics, theories, or concepts with a first-person narrative that brings the chapter content alive and invites students to develop and apply their knowledge of intercultural communication. Each chapter’s pair of readings is framed by an introduction highlighting important issues presented in the readings that are relevant to the study and practice of intercultural communication and end-of-chapter pedagogical features including key terms and discussion questions. In addition to illuminating concepts, theories, and issues, authors/editors Kathryn Sorrells and Sachi Sekimoto focus particular attention on grounding theory in everyday experience and translating theory into practice and actions that can be taken to promote social responsibility and social justice.
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Intercultural Communication

This text is a practical guide that provides readers with effective approaches to communication theories and strategies and offers a wealth of tools for enhancing communication both in Canada and abroad.

Author: Elizabeth Suen

Publisher: Canadian Scholars

ISBN: 9781773381510

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 694

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This text is a practical guide that provides readers with effective approaches to communication theories and strategies and offers a wealth of tools for enhancing communication both in Canada and abroad. Informed by the authors’ intersection of cultural identities and lived experiences, Intercultural Communication demonstrates how communicative practices are established and influenced within societal realms. Readers’ understanding of culture is widened beyond discussions of race and ethnicity by critically examining factors like age, familial roles, sex, gender, socioeconomic status, and disability. Guided through real and complex scenarios, this text explores how different social and cultural practices present implications for communication, demonstrating how to manage conversations in appropriate and meaningful ways. Key topics include verbal and non-verbal communication, cultural values, self-awareness, and digital communications. Case studies, practical activities, and thought-provoking questions accompany each chapter, helping students to explore their own attitudes and actions through self-reflection. This invaluable and comprehensive guide is ideal for students enrolled in intercultural communication and cross-cultural communication courses, including studies in business, education, social work, health care, and law enforcement.
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Teaching and Learning for Intercultural Understanding

Drawing on the most current research and work in the field of intercultural competence and existing models of intercultural understanding, this book explores topics such as: understanding culture and language the importance of personal and ...

Author: Debra Rader

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351595230

Category: Education

Page: 220

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Teaching and Learning for Intercultural Understanding is a comprehensive resource for educators in primary and early years classrooms. It provides teachers with a complete framework for developing intercultural understanding among pupils and includes practical and creative strategies and activities to stimulate discussion, awareness and comprehension of intercultural issues and ideas. Drawing on the most current research and work in the field of intercultural competence and existing models of intercultural understanding, this book explores topics such as: understanding culture and language the importance of personal and cultural identity engaging with difference cultivating positive attitudes and beliefs embedding awareness of local and global issues in students designing a classroom with intercultural understanding in mind. With detailed ready-to-use, enquiry-based lesson plans, which incorporate children's literature, talking points and media resources, this book encourages the practitioner to consider intercultural understanding as another lens through which to view the curriculum when creating and choosing learning materials and activities. Teaching and Learning for Intercultural Understanding sets out to help the reader engage young hearts and minds with global and local concepts in a way that is easily integrated into the life of all primary schools – from New York to New Delhi, from Birmingham to Bangkok.
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Teaching Culture

Teaching Culture provides practical strategies for integrating language and culture study and outlines six goals for cultural instruction.

Author: H. Ned Seelye

Publisher: NTC/Contemporary Publishing Company

ISBN: UCSC:32106006862285

Category: Education

Page: 303

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Teaching Culture provides practical strategies for integrating language and culture study and outlines six goals for cultural instruction. Sample learning units, abundant activities, cultural mini-dramas, and student performance objectives help teachers illustrate how the cultural context of communication is vital to understanding the message.
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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.

Author: Kathryn Sorrells

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483324821

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.
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