Achieving Understanding: Discourse in Intercultural Encounters

Achieving Understanding: Discourse in Intercultural Encounters

Hardback

By (author) Peter Broeder, By (author) Etc., By (author) Katharina Bremer, By (author) Celia Roberts, By (author) M.-T. Vasseur, By (author) Margaret Simonot

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  • Publisher: LONGMAN
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 225mm x 24mm | 490g
  • Publication date: 19 January 1996
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 0582086450
  • ISBN 13: 9780582086456
  • Illustrations note: bibliography, index

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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.

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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.