Intercultural Communication

Intercultural Communication : A Discourse Approach

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This volume is both an introduction and practical guide to the main concepts and problems of intercultural communication. Viewed from within the framework of interactive sociolinguistics, this volume focuses in particular on the discourse of westerners and of Asians, the discourse of men and women, corporate discourse and the discourse of professional organizations, and inter-generational discourse. While making use of research in pragmatics, discourse analysis, organizational communications, social psychology, and the ethnography of communication, this book presents students, researchers and practitioners with a unified framework for the analysis of discourse.
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  • Hardback | 301 pages
  • 165.1 x 241.3 x 25.4mm | 589.67g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 10 line drawings
  • 0631194886
  • 9780631194880

Table of contents

1. What is Intercultural Professional Communication? 2. The Limits of Language. 3. How, When, and Where to Do Things with Language. 4. Interpersonal Politeness and Power. 5. Communicative Resources: Codes and Message Forms. 6. Conversational Inference: Interpretation in Spoken Discourse. 7. Topic and Face: Inductive and Deductive Patterns of Discourse. 8. Ideologies of Discourse. 9. Cultural Differences. 10. Inter-Discourse System Communication.
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