Achieving Understanding

Achieving Understanding : Discourse in Intercultural Encounters

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This is a study of understanding in a second language, related to the actual lives of minority workers. The focus is on everyday interactions between these workers and the bureaucrats of the society in which they are now resident.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 147 x 225 x 24mm | 490g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • LONGMAN
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • bibliography, index
  • 0582086450
  • 9780582086456

Table of contents

Background to the understanding project; a social perspective on understanding - some issues of theory and method; causes of understanding problems; managing understanding from a minority perspective; case studies; preventing problems of understanding; joint negotiation of understanding - procedures for managing problems of understanding; taking stock - contexts and reflections.show more