Communication Between Cultures

Author: Larry A. Samovar,Richard E. Porter,Edwin R. McDaniel,Carolyn Sexton Roy

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285444620

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

View: 7886

Packed with current research and examples, bestselling COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CULTURES, 9E equips readers with a deep understanding and appreciation of different cultures while helping them develop practical communication skills. Part I introduces the study of communication and culture; Part II focuses on the ability of culture to shape and modify our view of reality; Part III puts the theory of intercultural communication into practice; and Part IV converts knowledge into action. This is the only text to consistently emphasize religion and history as key variables in intercultural communication. Compelling examples help readers examine their own assumptions, perceptions, and cultural biases--so they can understand the subtle and profound ways culture affects communication. The ninth edition offers expanded discussions of the impact of globalization, a new chapter on intercultural communication competence, and more coverage of new technology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Communication Between Cultures

Author: Larry A. Samovar,Richard E. Porter,Edwin R. McDaniel,Carolyn Sexton Roy

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305888065

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

View: 5520

Packed with current research and examples, bestselling COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CULTURES, 9E equips readers with a deep understanding and appreciation of different cultures while helping them develop practical communication skills. Part I introduces the study of communication and culture; Part II focuses on the ability of culture to shape and modify our view of reality; Part III puts the theory of intercultural communication into practice; and Part IV converts knowledge into action. This is the only text to consistently emphasize religion and history as key variables in intercultural communication. Compelling examples help readers examine their own assumptions, perceptions, and cultural biases--so they can understand the subtle and profound ways culture affects communication. The ninth edition offers expanded discussions of the impact of globalization, a new chapter on intercultural communication competence, and more coverage of new technology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Communication Between Cultures

Author: Larry A. Samovar,Richard E. Porter,Edwin R. McDaniel,Carolyn Sexton Roy

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133710301

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 4504

This bestselling intercultural communication text gives students an understanding and appreciation of different cultures and helps them develop practical skills for improving their communication with people from other cultures. COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CULTURES is renowned for being the only text on the market to consistently emphasize religion and history as key variables in intercultural communication. Packed with the latest research and filled with numerous compelling examples that force students to examine their own assumptions and cultural biases, this book helps students understand the subtle and profound ways culture affects communication. The book is divided into four interrelated parts: Part I introduces the study of communication and culture; Part II focuses on the ability of culture to shape and modify our view of reality; Part III puts the theory of intercultural communication into practice; and Part IV converts knowledge into action. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Communicating Across Cultures

Author: Stella Ting-Toomey

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462508766

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 310

View: 2984

From high-level business negotiations to casual conversations among friends, every interpersonal interaction is shaped by cultural norms and expectations. Seldom is this more clearly brought to light than in encounters between people from different cultural backgrounds, when dissimilar communication practices may lead to frustration and misunderstanding. This thought-provoking text presents a new framework for understanding the impact of culture on communication and for helping students build intercultural communication competence. With illustrative examples from around the globe, the book shows that verbal and nonverbal communication involves much more than transmitting a particular message--it also reflects each participant's self-image, group identifications and values, and privacy and relational needs. Readers learn to move effectively and appropriately through a wide range of transcultural situations by combining culture-specific knowledge with mindful listening and communication skills. Throughout, helpful tables and charts and easy-to-follow guidelines for putting concepts into practice enhance the book's utility for students.

Among Cultures

The Challenge of Communication

Author: Bradford J. Hall,Patricia O. Covarrubias,Kristin A. Kirschbaum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317219155

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 428

View: 9484

Among Cultures: The Challenge of Communication, Third Edition explores intercultural communication and the relationship between communication and culture, using narrative as a common and compelling thread for studying intercultural interactions. Anchored in the position that people make sense of their worlds through choosing and telling narratives to themselves and others, this text is replete with narratives and stories. Chapters address key aspects of intercultural communication, including verbal and nonverbal communication; stereotypes and bias; identity; conflict; diversity; and ethics. Using an interpretive approach to intercultural communication, the text helps students understand that although a person may appear different, his/her common sense is quite reasonable within a particular interpretive context. Resources are included to help students understand and explain the reasonableness of other cultural systems. The text includes activities for students to complete while reading, including self-assessments and nonverbal self-knowledge tests. Reflection questions within and at the end of each chapter promote thinking and discussion on each topic. With its unique approach to studying intercultural communication via real-life narratives, this text facilitates a deep understanding of the cultural aspects of communication. In providing the narratives of others, it encourages students to tell their own stories and build a strong foundation for communicating across cultures. New to the Third Edition: New chapter—"What Role Does Culture Play in Contemporary Contexts?"—explores intercultural communication as it relates to the environment, health, and technology. New sections on identity, silence, and terms of address as important communicative practices in intercultural settings. Updated sections on honorifics, key terms, social dramas and the golden approaches to ethics.

Communication Across Cultures

The Hermeneutics of Cultures and Religions in a Global Age

Author: Chibueze C. Udeani

Publisher: CRVP

ISBN: 1565182405

Category: Intercultural communication

Page: 282

View: 9662

Communication across Cultures

Mutual Understanding in a Global World

Author: Heather Bowe,Kylie Martin,Howard Manns

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316216918

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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Communication across Cultures explores how cultural context affects the use and (mis)interpretation of language. It provides an accessible and interdisciplinary introduction to language and language variation in intercultural communication by drawing on both classic and cutting-edge research from pragmatics, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology and politeness studies. This new edition has been comprehensively updated to incorporate recent research, with an emphasis on the fluid and emergent practice of intercultural communication. It provides increased coverage of variation in language within and between cultures, drawing on real-world examples of spoken and written communication. The authors review classic concepts like 'face', 'politeness' and 'speech acts', but also critique these concepts and introduce more recent approaches. Each chapter provides a set of suggested readings, questions and exercises to enable the student to work through concepts and consolidate their understanding of intercultural communication. This is an excellent resource for students of linguistics and related disciplines.

Translation as Communication across Languages and Cultures

Author: Juliane House

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317362659

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

View: 792

In this interdisciplinary book, Juliane House breaks new ground by situating translation within Applied Linguistics. In thirteen chapters, she examines translation as a means of communication across different languages and cultures, provides a critical overview of different approaches to translation, of the link between culture and translation, and between views of context and text in translation. Featuring an account of translation from a linguistic-cognitive perspective, House covers problematic issues such as the existence of universals of translation, cases of untranslatability and ways and means of assessing the quality of a translation. Recent methodological and research avenues such as the role of corpora in translation and the effects of globalization processes on translation are presented in a neutral, non-biased manner. The book concludes with a thorough, historical account of the role of translation in foreign language learning and teaching and a discussion of new challenges and problems of the professional practice of translation in our world today. Written by a highly experienced teacher and researcher in the field, Translation as Communication across Languages and Cultures is an essential resource for students and researchers of Translation Studies, Applied Linguistics and Communication Studies.

The Culture Map (INTL ED)

Decoding How People Think, Lead, and Get Things Done Across Cultures

Author: Erin Meyer

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610396715

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 4948

Whether you work in a home office or abroad, business success in our ever more globalized and virtual world requires the skills to navigate through cultural differences and decode cultures foreign to your own. Renowned expert Erin Meyer is your guide through this subtle, sometimes treacherous terrain where people from starkly different backgrounds are expected to work harmoniously together. When you have Americans who precede anything negative with three nice comments; French, Dutch, Israelis, and Germans who get straight to the point (“your presentation was simply awful”); Latin Americans and Asians who are steeped in hierarchy; Scandinavians who think the best boss is just one of the crowd—the result can be, well, sometimes interesting, even funny, but often disastrous. Even with English as a global language, it's easy to fall into cultural traps that endanger careers and sink deals when, say, a Brazilian manager tries to fathom how his Chinese suppliers really get things done, or an American team leader tries to get a handle on the intra-team dynamics between his Russian and Indian team members. In The Culture Map, Erin Meyer provides a field-tested model for decoding how cultural differences impact international business. She combines a smart analytical framework with practical, actionable advice for succeeding in a global world.

Intercultural Communication: A Reader

Author: Larry A. Samovar,Richard E. Porter,Edwin R. McDaniel,Carolyn Sexton Roy

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285077393

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 528

View: 9599

This eye-opening reader explores how communication values and styles can be similar or different for members of various cultures and communities. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: A READER focuses on practical strategies you can use to communicate more effectively in a variety of contexts, including interpersonal, rhetoric, group, business, education, health care, and organizational. This broad-based, highly engaging reader, compiled by the authors who defined the course, includes a balanced selection of articles-some commissioned solely for this text-that discusses the classic ideas that laid the groundwork for this field, as well as the latest research and ideas. Material is presented in such a way that you can read, understand, and then apply course concepts to your own life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Intercultural Competence

Interpersonal Communication Across Cultures

Author: Myron W. Lustig,Jolene Koester,Rona Halualani

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134003238

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

View: 3756

Revised edition of the authors' Intercultural competence, c2012.

Communicating Across Cultures at Work

Author: Maureen Guirdham

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230345964

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 9843

Examines intercultural communication in the workplace. Firmly grounded in theory, it offers practical suggestions on how people can develop cultural awareness and communication skills to enable greater understanding and appreciation of those from different backgrounds. Fully updated with the latest research, this makes an ideal core text.

Communication in Personal Relationships Across Cultures

Author: William B. Gudykunst,Stella Ting-Toomey,Tsukasa Nishida

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803946729

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 268

View: 7951

This innovative book contains studies of personal relationships from a variety of non-western cultures, and leaves behind the western biases that are typical of most research and theorizing done in this expanding area. Chapters focus on personal communication practices in countries including Iran, Brazil, Mexico, China, Japan and Korea. The editors cover the major theories that explain communication across cultures through both emic and etic approaches, by examining how members of a culture understand their own communication, and by comparing specific aspects of communication across cultures. They also suggest areas for future research.

Global Dexterity

How to Adapt Your Behavior Across Cultures without Losing Yourself in the Process

Author: Andy Molinsky

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1422187284

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 5632

“I wrote this book because I believe that there is a serious gap in what has been written and communicated about cross-cultural management and what people actually struggle with on the ground.”—From the Introduction What does it mean to be a global worker and a true “citizen of the world” today? It goes beyond merely acknowledging cultural differences. In reality, it means you are able to adapt your behavior to conform to new cultural contexts without losing your authentic self in the process. Not only is this difficult, it’s a frightening prospect for most people and something completely outside their comfort zone. But managing and communicating with people from other cultures is an essential skill today. Most of us collaborate with teams across borders and cultures on a regular basis, whether we spend our time in the office or out on the road. What’s needed now is a critical new skill, something author Andy Molinsky calls global dexterity. In this book Molinsky offers the tools needed to simultaneously adapt behavior to new cultural contexts while staying authentic and grounded in your own natural style. Based on more than a decade of research, teaching, and consulting with managers and executives around the world, this book reveals an approach to adapting while feeling comfortable—an essential skill that enables you to switch behaviors and overcome the emotional and psychological challenges of doing so. From identifying and overcoming challenges to integrating what you learn into your everyday environment, Molinsky provides a guidebook—and mentoring—to raise your confidence and your profile. Practical, engaging, and refreshing, Global Dexterity will help you reach across cultures—and succeed in today’s global business environment.

Reading Between the Signs

Intercultural Communication for Sign Language Interpreters

Author: Anna Mindess

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 1941176038

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

View: 5773

An essential and invaluable tool for sign language interpreters, students, and everyone wishing to understand American Deaf culture.

Professional Communication Across Languages and Cultures

Author: Stanca M?da,R?zvan S?ftoiu

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027210349

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

View: 2154

Aims at developing an integrative linguistic perspective on talk at work. This book approaches the topic of professional communication from multiple levels, providing critical, valuable insights into the dynamics of creating and maintaining professional relationships at work.

Political Communication Cultures in Western Europe

Attitudes of Political Actors and Journalists in Nine Countries

Author: B. Pfetsch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137314281

Category: Political Science

Page: 338

View: 8024

This book offers new and compelling insight into the orientations that shape the cultures of political communication in nine Western democracies. It is a truly comparative account of the views of 2500 political elites and media elites between Helsinki and Madrid on their relationship and their exchanges.

Speaking of India: Revised Edition

Bridging the Communication Gap When Working with Indians

Author: Craig Storti

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 1941176127

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 8506

For Westerners conducting business with Indians and Indians trying to figure out the West-an indispensable book, newly updated.

Human Communication Across Cultures

A Cross-Cultural Introduction to Pragmatics and Sociolinguistics

Author: Vincent Remillard,Karen Williams

Publisher: Equinox Publishing (Indonesia)

ISBN: 9781781793541

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

View: 7277

Human Communication across Cultures is a highly interactive textbook and workbook on how human communication takes place. Unlike other textbooks which focus only on sociolinguistics this book employs both sociolinguistics and pragmatics. Sociolinguistics explores how language is used in social interactions. There are differences in the way we speak due to where we live, gender, age, race/ethnicity, religious background and our social class and level of education. Pragmatics shows how we speak differently and understand one another in each situation we encounter. Each section of the book includes a brief introduction, a discussion of the topic, references for further research and an extensive collection of activities designed for both in-class usage and homework assignments. The book features numerous examples from a variety of current world cultures.