Research Methods in Intercultural Communication

A Practical Guide
Author: Zhu Hua
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118837460
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 368
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Research Methods in Intercultural Communication introduces and contextualizes the most important methodological issues in the field for upper–level undergraduate and graduate students. Examples of these issues are which paradigms and how to research multilingually, interculturally and ethnically. Provides the first dedicated and most comprehensive volume on research methods in intercultural communication research in the last 30 years Explains new and emerging methods, as well as more established ones. These include: Matched Guise Technique, Discourse Completion Task, Critical Incident Technique, Critical Discourse Analysis, Ethnography, Virtual Ethnography, Corpus Analysis, Multimodality, Conversation Analysis, Narrative Analysis, Questionnaire and Interview. Assists readers in determining the most suitable method for various research questions, conceptualizing the research process, interpreting results, and drawing conclusions Supports students from start to finish with key terms, suggestions for further reading, research summaries, and sound guidance from experienced scholars and researchers

Politics within Parentheses

Qualitative Research Methods in Communication Studies
Author: Georgina Gabor
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527500756
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 120
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The book purports to mediate between various culturally determined profiles of the discipline of Communication Studies. While it directs the reader’s attention to landmark American texts in intercultural communication, it also signals the potential to make reading a relational praxis, thus writing a way out of the disciplinary meta-narratives of identification. Through its focus on studies which employ critical or (auto)ethnographic methods, the book represents a mediator of cultural meanings. Its unique approach resides in the offering of a personal incursion through the texts under scrutiny, which allows the reader a pathway, a practical orientation towards criticism in general, and the appropriate means to perform it.

Interlingual and Intercultural Communication

Discourse and Cognition in Translation and Second Language Acquisition Studies
Author: Juliane House,Shoshana Blum-Kulka
Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag
ISBN: 9783878082729
Category: Analyse du discours - Congrès
Page: 292
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Research Methods in Interpreting

A Practical Resource
Author: Sandra Hale,Jemina Napier
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472522818
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 224
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This is the first book to deliver a comprehensive guide to research methods in all types of interpreting. It brings together the expertise of two world-recognized scholars in spoken and signed language interpreting to cover the full scope of the discipline. It features questions, prompts and exercises throughout to highlight key concepts, provoke thought and encourage reader interaction. It deals fully with research in both conference and community interpreting, offering a variety of perspectives on both. Core areas such as reading and analyzing research literature, practical issues in research and producing research reports are all covered. This book is an indispensable tool for students and researchers of Interpreting as well as professionals and interpreter trainers.

Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Communication


Author: William B. Gudykunst
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761929000
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 302
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This book has the chapters from the Handbook of International and Intercultural Communication, Second Edition relating to the structure and growth of cross-cultural and intercultural communication. With an expanded forward by William Gudykunst it is an invaluable resource for students and lecturers of communications studies.

Ferment in the Intercultural Field

Axiology/Value/Praxis
Author: William J. Starosta,Guo-Ming Chen
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761929029
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 305
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Ferment in the Intercultural Field: Axiology/Value/Praxis, Volume 26 of The International and Intercultural Communication Annual examines how the field of intercultural communication has encouraged new techniques in the area of research. Editors William J. Starosta and Guo-Ming Chen, along with a diverse group of distinguished contributors, recall the 1983 topical issue of The Journal of Communication that reported a critical turn and a shift of paradigms in communication research. Recommended for scholars and researchers in the area of intercultural communication, Ferment in the Intercultural Field is also a vital resource for upper-level undergraduate and graduate communication students.

Understanding Communication Research Methods

A Theoretical and Practical Approach
Author: Stephen M. Croucher,Daniel Cronn-Mills
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135053618
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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Comprehensive, innovative, and focused on the undergraduate student, this textbook prepares students to read and conduct research. Using an engaging how-to approach that draws from scholarship, real-life, and popular culture, the book offers students practical reasons why they should care about research methods and a guide to actually conduct research themselves. Examining quantitative, qualitative, and critical research methods, the textbook helps undergraduate students better grasp the theoretical and practical uses of method by clearly illustrating practical applications. The book defines all the main research traditions, illustrates key methods used in communication research, and provides level-appropriate applications of the methods through theoretical and practical examples and exercises, including sample student papers that demonstrate research methods in action.

The Diversity Paradox

Seeking Community in an Intercultural Church
Author: J. Jacob Jenkins
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739183524
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 216
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In response to America’s declining sense of community, Central Community Church has prioritized the organizational metaphor of “community.” Building upon forty-eight months of ethnographic fieldwork, this book explores particular ways in which the community metaphor was co-constructed by Central Community’s racially/ethnically diverse leaders and members as well as limitations and tensions that emerged from those efforts.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods


Author: Mike Allen
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483381455
Category: Social Science
Page: 2064
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Communication research is evolving and changing in a world of online journals, open-access, and new ways of obtaining data and conducting experiments via the Internet. Although there are generic encyclopedias describing basic social science research methodologies in general, until now there has been no comprehensive A-to-Z reference work exploring methods specific to communication and media studies. Our entries, authored by key figures in the field, focus on special considerations when applied specifically to communication research, accompanied by engaging examples from the literature of communication, journalism, and media studies. Entries cover every step of the research process, from the creative development of research topics and questions to literature reviews, selection of best methods (whether quantitative, qualitative, or mixed) for analyzing research results and publishing research findings, whether in traditional media or via new media outlets. In addition to expected entries covering the basics of theories and methods traditionally used in communication research, other entries discuss important trends influencing the future of that research, including contemporary practical issues students will face in communication professions, the influences of globalization on research, use of new recording technologies in fieldwork, and the challenges and opportunities related to studying online multi-media environments. Email, texting, cellphone video, and blogging are shown not only as topics of research but also as means of collecting and analyzing data. Still other entries delve into considerations of accountability, copyright, confidentiality, data ownership and security, privacy, and other aspects of conducting an ethical research program. Features: 652 signed entries are contained in an authoritative work spanning four volumes available in choice of electronic or print formats. Although organized A-to-Z, front matter includes a Reader’s Guide grouping entries thematically to help students interested in a specific aspect of communication research to more easily locate directly related entries. Back matter includes a Chronology of the development of the field of communication research; a Resource Guide to classic books, journals, and associations; a Glossary introducing the terminology of the field; and a detailed Index. Entries conclude with References/Further Readings and Cross-References to related entries to guide students further in their research journeys. The Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and Cross-References combine to provide robust search-and-browse in the e-version.

The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication


Author: Christina Bratt Paulston,Scott F. Kiesling,Elizabeth S. Rangel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444354329
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 768
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The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication brings together internationally-renowned scholars from a range of fields to survey the theoretical perspectives and applied work, including example analyses, in this burgeoning area of linguistics. Features contributions from established researchers in sociolinguistics and intercultural discourse Explores the theoretical perspectives underlying work in the field Examines the history of the field, work in cross-cultural communication, and features of discourse Establishes the scope of this interdisciplinary field of study Includes coverage on individual linguistic features, such as indirectness and politeness, as well as sample analyses of IDC exchanges

Managing Intercultural Conflict Effectively


Author: Stella Ting-Toomey,John G. Oetzel
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803948433
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 234
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This is one of the first books that clearly emphasizes the role of culture and how culture serves as the primary imprint in our habitual conflict responses. It aims to improve understanding and communication among individuals from different cultural backgrounds and explains the culture-based situational conflict model, including the relationship among conflict, ethnicity, and culture; and integrates theory and practice in the discussion of interpersonal conflict in culture, ethnic, and gender contexts. Practical examples are used to illustrate the application of theory.

Intercultural Communication Competence


Author: Richard L. Wiseman,Jolene Koester
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 255
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Bringing together current research, theories and methods from leading scholars in the field, this volume is a state-of-the-art study of intercultural communication competence and effectiveness. In the first part, contributors analyze the conceptual decisions made in intercultural communication competence research by examining decisions regarding conceptualization, operationalization, research design and sampling. The second part presents four different theoretical orientations while illustrating how each person's theoretical bias directs the focus of research. Lastly, both quantitative and qualitative research approaches used in studying intercultural communication competence are examined.

Intercultural Communication

A Contextual Approach
Author: James W. Neuliep
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412976898
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 435
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In this fully updated Fifth Edition of Intercultural Communication, author James W. Neuliep provides a clear contextual circular model for examining communication within cultural, micro-cultural, environmental, socio-relational, perceptual contexts, and verbal and nonverbal codes. The text begins with the broadest context; the cultural component of the model and progresses chapter by chapter through each component of the model. The later chapters then apply the model to the development and maintenance of intercultural relationships, the management of intercultural conflict, intercultural management, intercultural adaptation, culture shock, and intercultural competence.

Intercultural Communication in Action


Author: Francis Jarman
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434447898
Category: Social Science
Page: 238
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The informative and wide-ranging essays in this second volume of Borgo Perspectives on Intercultural Communication, by authors from Britain, Bulgaria, Germany, India, Russia and Spain, look at intercultural communication in action--whether in television or the movies, in the press, on the internet, in student life, in school, in the work of translators and interpreters, or simply in the attempt to communicate with "the Other." The seventeen pieces include: FRANCIS JARMAN: Intercultural Communication; ARIT BREEDE: Studying Abroad to Encounter the Other?; VASCO DA SILVA: Qualitative Approaches to Students' Intercultural Experience; BERENIKE KUSCHEL, ELKE BOSSE & IOULIA GRIGORIEVA: Go.Intercultural!; HELENA DRAWERT: Biographical Research; JOACHIM GRIESBAUM: Using Social Information and Communication Tools to Foster Intercultural Exchange and Learning; THOMAS MANDL: Encountering Others Online; MARIA MÖSTL, CHRISTA WOMSER-HACKER & JOACHIM GRIESBAUM: Self-Expression in Online Networks; FRANCIS JARMAN: The Hildesheim Intercultural Film Database; ANNE-KRISTIN LANGNER: Casting Shows and Culture; MANJU RAMANAN: Growing "Other"wise; DETELINA METZ & MADELEINE DANOVA: Encountering the Other; HANSJÖRG BITTNER: Words and Phrases; JESÚS BAIGORRI JALÓN & CONCEPCIÓN OTERO MORENO: Understanding the Other; FRANCIS JARMAN: Put the Signs Up, Take the Signs Down; EKATERINA SOFRONIEVA: In Quest of the Language Bridge; KLAUS SCHUBERT: Reducing Otherness. Francis Jarman has authored nine books for Borgo Press, including plays, a science fiction novel, a collection of essays, and three anthologies of essays by other writers. He lives and works in Germany.

Handbook of research methods in clinical psychology


Author: Philip C. Kendall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471079804
Category: Psychology
Page: 728
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"Kendall and Butcher have made a substantial contribution to research in clinical psychology . . . [and] a cornerstone among reference works for our science and profession in the coming years."— Contemporary Psychology on the First Edition

Communication in Japan and the United States


Author: William B. Gudykunst
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791416037
Category: Political Science
Page: 330
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This book is the first to provide a summary of the state of knowledge about communication in Japan and the United States. Included is an overview of the major approaches used in the study of communication in these two countries, an overview of the major cultural factors influencing communication, a description of the sociolinguistic differences between English and Japanese, an examination of Japanese-American communication as a function of the cultural values learned from the two cultures, and a summary of research comparing interpersonal research in Japan and the United States, as well as research on intercultural communication between Japanese and North Americans. The book also examines communication in organizational contexts in Japan and the United States and describes differences in mass communication between the two cultures.

Post-merger Intercultural Communication in Multinational Companies

A Linguistic Analysis
Author: Christina Burek
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783631603895
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 173
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In this book, the focus is on post-merger intercultural integration, effective communication between the relevant cultures and the different politeness strategies adopted by them. It is argued that cultural differences are a key issue in misunderstandings and miscommunication, which can affect a smooth post-merger integration, thereby focusing on differences between the Australians, US-Americans, Germans and the Swiss. The research contributes to bridge the gap between pragmatics, sociolinguistics and intercultural management studies. The empirical findings identify a company's social dimensions and execution skills as strategic sources of competitive advantage in cross-border M&A activity.

Inter-cultural Communication at Work

Cultural Values in Discourse
Author: Michael Clyne,Michael G. Clyne
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521575096
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 250
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This interdisciplinary study examines the impact of cultural values on discourse.