The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication

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The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication constitutes a comprehensive introduction to the multidisciplinary field of intercultural communication, drawing on the expertise of leading scholars from diverse backgrounds. The Handbook is structured in five sections and covers historical perspectives, core issues and topics, and new debates in the field, with a particular focus on the language dimension. Among the key themes addressed are: the foundation of intercultural communication; core themes and issues; putting intercultural communication theory into practice; new debates and future directions. The Handbook includes an introduction and overview by the editor, which provides readers with an indication of the focus of each section and chapter.

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication is the ideal resource for advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students of applied linguistics, TESOL/TEFL and communication studies.
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  • Paperback | 610 pages
  • 174 x 246 x 35.56mm | 1,089g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0415709822
  • 9780415709828
  • 620,247

Table of contents

Introduction Jane Jackson

Section I: Foundations of Language and Intercultural Communication

The history and development of the study of intercultural communication and applied linguistics Judith N. Martin, Thomas K. Nakayama and Donal Carbaugh

Culture, communication, context and power Adrian Holliday

Language, identity and intercultural communication Kimberly A. Noels, Tomoko Yashima and Rui Zhang

Interculturality and intercultural pragmatics Istvan Kecskes

Conceptualizing intercultural (communicative) competence and intercultural citizenship Michael Byram

Section II: Core Themes and issues

Culture and verbal/nonverbal communication and culture

Linguaculture and transnationality: the cultural dimensions of language Karen Risager

Intercultural rhetoric and intercultural communication Dwight Atkinson

Nonverbal communication: The messages of emotion, action, space and silence David Matsumoto and Hyi-sung Hwang

Speech acts, facework and politeness: Relationship-building across cultures Winnie Cheng

Language, identity, and intercultural communication

Gender, language, identity and intercultural communication Xingsong Shi and Juliet Langman

Cultural identity, representation and Othering Fred Dervin

Other-language learning, identity and intercultural communication in contexts of conflict Constadina Charalambous and Ben Rampton

Intercultural contact, hybridity and third space Claire Kramsch and Michiko Uryu

Understanding intercultural transitions: From adjustment to acculturation

Beyond cultural categories: communication, adaptation and transformation Young Yun Kim

Acculturating intergroup vitalities, accommodation and contact Howard Giles, Douglas Bonilla and Rebecca B. Speer

Intercultural communicative competence: Multiple conceptual approaches

Language: An essential component of intercultural communicative competence Alvino E. Fantini

Understanding intercultural conflict competence: Multiple theoretical insights Stella Ting-Toomey

The intercultural speaker and the acquisition of intercultural/global competence Jane Wilkinson

World Englishes, intercultural communication and requisite competencies Farzad Sharifian

Section III: Theory into practice: Towards intercultural (communicative) competence and citizenship

An intercultural approach to second language education and citizenship Peih-ying Lu and John Corbett

Intercultural communicative competence through telecollaboration Robert O'Dowd

Critical language and intercultural communication pedagogy Manuela Guilherme

Intercultural training in the global context Kathryn Sorrells

Multiple strategies for assessing intercultural communicative competence Alvino E. Fantini

Section IV: Language and Intercultural Communication in Context

Second language teacher education Michael Kelly

The English as a foreign or international language classroom Phyllis Ryan

The multicultural classroom Jennifer Mahon and Ken Cushner

Education abroad Jane Jackson

Business and management education Prue Holmes

Professional and workplace settings Martin Warren

Translation, interpreting and intercultural communication Juliane House

Culture and health care: Intergroup communication and its consequences Bernadette Watson, Cindy Gallois, David G. Hewett and Liz Jones

Legal contexts Christoph A. Hafner

Tourism Gavin Jack and Alison Phipps

Section V: New Debates and future directions

A global agenda for intercultural communication research and practice Malcolm N. MacDonald and John P. O'Regan

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'The essays coalesce in a tour de force that embraces the multi-layered interactions involving language choice defined by psychological, economical, political, religious, and ethical factors. The volume is capably indexed and extended by a wealth of recommended readings for each essay. It fills gaps between national demarcations and serves as a bridge for educators, policymakers, and others interested in and/or working in the field. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals.' - K. Liu, CUNY in CHOICE

'This stimulating volume dwells in the realm of the "inter," engaging the complexity of the interdisciplinary perspective and the interrelated theories and models that inform our intercultural work. The text is beautifully constructed for both seasoned professionals and nonspecialists, with each chapter articulately unfolding a lucid review of core concepts, significant controversies, and new directions. It serves to remind us that we labor in disciplinary isolation at our own peril, and that the synthesis of powerful ideas is particularly vital for intercultural work. The Handbook is just such an integration, offering expertise, insight, and resources for teaching and learning language and culture.' -- Janet M. Bennett, Ph. D, Executive Director, Intercultural Communication Institute, USA

'Jane Jackson has managed to assemble a multidisciplinary volume of amazing breadth. In a field as fragmented and contested as Intercultural Communication, the diversity and polyphony of research traditions, approaches and contexts brought together in this handbook is an impressive achievement.' -- Ingrid Piller, Macquarie University, Australia
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About Jane Jackson

Jane Jackson is Professor of Applied English Linguistics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
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