Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication

ISBN-10: 0415601991

ISBN-13: 9780415601993

Edition: 2014

Authors: Jane Jackson
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Description: Written in an accessible and user-friendly style, this introductory bookwill beessential reading for undergraduates in English language, applied linguistics, TESOL and communication studies who are new to the area of intercultural communication. Itprovides a basic skill-building framework to enhance their understanding of the complexities of language and intercultural communication in diverse domestic and international settings. This book:introduces foundational concepts of intercultural communication, raises awareness of the implications of English as a lingua franca and international language with many variations. draws upon current research and theories of particular relevance to applied linguistics incorporates real-life examples from around the worldengages the reader through a variety of interactive exercises and discussion questions is accompanied by a companion website with material for lecturers and studentsThe textseeks to avoid the essentialisation of people and behaviours and allows readers to understand power relations, positioning, and the impact of social and political forces on language choice and the intercultural communication process. The book also raises awareness of the cognitive, affective, and behavioural dimensions of intercultural communicative competence and will serve as an essential resource for students studying this area.

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Book details

List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/19/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Why study language and intercultural communication?
The history of the study of language and intercultural communication
Culture and the socialization process
Language, communication, culture, and power in context
Language and nonverbal intercultural communication
Language and identity in intercultural communication
Ethnocentricism and Othering: Barriers to intercultural communication
Intercultural transitions: From language and culture shock to adaptation
Intercultural interpersonal relationships
Managing language and intercultural conflict
Language and intercultural communication in the global workplace
Global citizenship and intercultural (communicative) competence
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