|aThe language and intercultural communication reader /|cedited by Zhu Hua.
|axiv, 430 p. ;|c26 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. -417) and indexes.
|aThe relation of habitual thought and behaviour to language / Benjamin Whorf -- Is the world made up of nouns or verbs? / Richard Nisbett -- Hofstede's value dimensions and Hall's high context/low context / Larry A. Samovar, Richard Porter & Lisa A. Stefani -- Part 2 Cultural approaches to discourse and pragmatics: Theorectical considerations -- Interpersonal politeness and power / Ron Scollon & Suzanne Wong Scollon -- Politeness phenomena in Modern Chinese / Yueguo Gu -- How and why honorifics can signify dignity and elegance: The indexicality and reflexivity of linguistic rituals / Sachiko Ide -- Managing rapport in talk: Using rapport sensitive incidents to explore the motivational concerns underlying the management of relations / Helen Spencer-Oatey -- Cultural scripts: what are they and what are they good for? / Cliff Goddard & Anna Wierzbicka -- Part 3 Communication patterns across cultures: empirical examples : Requests and apologies: a cross-cultural study of speech act realisation patterns / Shoshana Blum-Kulka and Elite Olshtain -- The Dugri ritual / Tamar Katriel -- The pragmatic functions of the recitation of Quranic verses by Muslims in their oral genre: The case of Insha allah, God's willing / Ayman Nazzal -- The silent Finn revisited / Kari Sajavaara and Jaakko Lehtonen -- Notes for students and instructors : Part 4 Teaching and learning cutural variations of language use: Small cultures / Adrian Holliday -- Developmental patterns in second language pragmatics / Gabriele Kasper and Kenneth R. Rose -- Signaling and preventing misunderstanding in English as lingua franca communication -- Anna Mauranen / Notes for students and instructors -- PART 5 INTERCULTURALITY -- Introduction to part five: -- intercultural or not? beyond celebration of cultural differences in miscommunication analysis / Srikant Sarangi -- The interactive constitution of interculturality: How to be a Japanese with words / Aug Nishizaka -- -- Constructing membership in the in-group: affiliation and resistance among urban tanzanians / Christina Higgins -- Notes for students and instructors: PART 6 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN A PROFESSIONAL CONTEXT: Introduction to Part Six / Intercultural communication at work in Australia: Complaints and apologies in turns / Michael Clyne, Martin Ball and Deborah Neil -- Suggestions to buy: Television commercials from the U.S., Japan, China and Korea / Richard Schmidt, Akihiko Shimura, Zhigang Wang and Hy-sook Jeong -- Interruptive strategies in British and Italian Management meetings / Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini and Sandra J. Harris -- Displaying closeness and respectful distance in Montevidean and Quiteño service encounters / Rosina Márquez Reiter and María E. Placencia.
|aLanguage is key to understanding culture, and culture is an essential part of studying language. This reader focuses on the interplay between Language and Intercultural Communication. Reflecting the international nature of the field, this reader covers a wide range of language and cultural contexts: Arabic, Chinese, English (British, American, Australian and South African), Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Samoan and Spanish. Divided into six parts, it covers: Culture, language and thought; Cultural approaches to discourse and pragmatics; Communication patterns across cultures; Teaching and learning cultural variations of language use; Interculturality and Intercultural Communication in professional contexts. With readings by eminent authorities in the field as well as cutting-edge materials representing current developments, the book explores the breadth and depth of the subject as well as providing an essential overview for both students and researchers. Each part begins with a clear and comprehensive introduction, and is enhanced by discussion questions, study activities and further reading sections. Alongside a comprehensive Resource List, detailing important reference books, journals, organisations and websites and an annotated Glossary of key terms, the final section offers advice on how to carry out research in Language and Intercultural Communication.