Intercultural Communication A Discourse Approach

ISBN-10: 0470656409

ISBN-13: 9780470656402

Edition: 3rd 2012

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Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 12/16/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

#60;b#62;Ron Scollon#60;/b#62; (1939 - 2009) was a Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University. Publications include #60;i#62;Professional Communication in International Settings#60;/i#62;, co-authored with Yuling Pan and Suzanne Wong Scollon (Blackwell 2001), #60;i#62;Discourses in Place: Language and the Material World#60;/i#62; co-authored with Suzie Wong Scollon (2003), and#60;i#62; Nexus Analysis: Discourse and the Emerging Internet#60;/i#62; co-authored with Suzie Wong Scollon (2004).#60;br /#62;#60;br /#62;#60;b#62;Suzanne Wong Scollon#60;/b#62; is an independent researcher in the North Pacific Rim. She has written extensively on intercultural communication, holding academic positions in North American universities as well as Taiwan, South Korea, and Hong Kong. She also acted as a consultant, along with Ron Scollon, with over fifty governmental and corporate organizations in North America, Asia, and Europe.#60;br /#62;#60;br /#62;#60;b#62;Rodney H. Jones#60;/b#62; is the Associate Head of the Department of English at City University of Hong Kong. He has published widely in international journals and is co-editor of #60;i#62;Discourse in Action: Introducing Mediated Discourse Analysis #60;/i#62;(with S. Norris 2005), #60;i#62;Advances in Discourse Studies#60;/i#62; (with V.K., Bhatia, J. Flowerdew 2007), and author of #60;i#62;Noticing, Exploring and Practicing: Functional Grammar in the ESL Classroom#60;/i#62; (with G. Lock 2010).#60;br /#62;

List of Figures
Series Editor's
Preface
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
What Is a Discourse Approach?
The Problem with Culture
Culture is a verb
Discourse
Discourse systems
What Is Communication?
Language is ambiguous by nature
We must draw inferences about meaning
Our inferences tend to be fixed, not tentative
Our inferences are drawn very quickly
Interdiscourse communication and English as a global language
What This Book Is Not
Researching Interdiscourse Communication
Four processes of ethnography
Four types of data in ethnographic research
Choosing a site of investigation
Discussion Questions
References for Further Study
How, When, and Where to Do Things with Language
Sentence Meaning and Speaker's Meaning
Speech Acts, Speech Events, and Speech Situations
Grammar of Context
Seven main components for a grammar of context
Scene
Key
Participants
Message form
Sequence
Co-occurrence patterns, marked and unmarked
Manifestation
Variation in context grammar
"Culture" and Context
High context and low context situations
Researching Interdiscourse Communication
Using the "grammar of context" as a preliminary ethnographic audit
Discussion Questions
References for Further Study
Interpersonal Politeness and Power
Communicative Style or Register
Face
The "self" as a communicative identity
The Paradox of Face: Involvement and Independence
Politeness strategies of involvement and independence
Linguistic strategies of involvement: some examples
Linguistic strategies of independence: some examples
Face Systems
Three Face Systems: Deference, Solidarity, and Hierarchy
Deference face system (-P, +D)
Solidarity face system (-P, -D)
Hierarchical face system (+P, +/-D)
Miscommunication
Variations in Face Systems
Social Organization and Face Systems
Kinship
The concept of the self
Ingroup-outgroup relationships
Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft
Researching Interdiscourse Communication
Exploring the interaction order
Discussion Questions
References for Further Study
Conversational Inference: Interpretation in Spoken Discourse
How Do We Understand Discourse?
Cohesive Devices: Lexical and Grammatical
Reference
Verb forms
Conjunction
The causal conjunction "because"
Cognitive Schemata and Scripts
World knowledge
Adjacency sequences
Prosodic Patterning: Intonation and Timing
Intonation
Timing
Metacommunication
Non-sequential processing
Interactive Intelligence
Researching Interdiscourse Communication
Collecting and analyzing spoken data
Reconfiguring default settings
Discussion Questions
References for Further Study
Topic and Face: Inductive and Deductive Patterns in Discourse
What Are You Talking About?
Topic, Turn Exchange, and Timing
The call-answer-topic adjacency sequence
The call
The answer
The Introduction of the caller's topic
Deductive Monologues
The Inductive Pattern
Inside and outside encounters
Hierarchical relationships and topic introduction
The false east-west dichotomy
Face: Inductive and Deductive Rhetorical Strategies
Topics and face systems
Face Relationships in Written Discourse
Essays and press releases
The press release: implied writers and implied readers
The essay: a deductive structure
Limiting Ambiguity: Power in Discourse
Researching Interdiscourse Communication
Collecting and analyzing written data
Discussion Questions
References for Further Study
Ideologies in Discourse
Three Concepts of Discourse
The Utilitarian Discourse System
The Enlightenment: reason and freedom
Bentham and Mill's Utilitarianism
Forms of discourse in the Utilitarian discourse system
The Panopticon of Bentham
Face systems in the Utilitarian discourse system
Internal face systems: libert�, �galit�, fraternit�
The institutions of the Utilitarian discourse system
Outside discourse
Multiple discourse systems
The Confucian discourse system
"Conversations"
What "Counts" as an Ideology?
Researching Interdiscourse Communication
The relationship between small d discourse and big D Discourses
Discussion Questions
References for Further Study
Forms of Discourse
Functions of Language
Information and relationship
Negotiation and ratifi cation
Group harmony and individual welfare
Clarity, Brevity, and Sincerity Revisited
Theories of communication in the Utilitarian discourse system
Kant's view of the "public" writer
Plagiarism and ideology
Modes, Media, and the Materiality of Discourse
Mode
Media
Emplacement
Researching Interdiscourse Communication
Discussion Questions
References for Further Study
Socialization
The Individual and "Culture"
Socialization
Education, enculturation, acculturation
Primary and secondary socialization
Socialization as legitimate peripheral participation
Theories of the person and of learning
Socialization in the Utilitarian Discourse System
Education vs. socialization
Socialization and face systems
Socialization and the "Historical Body"
Researching Interdiscourse Communication
An outline guide for the study of discourse systems
Discussion Questions
References for Further Study
Corporate and Professional Discourse
Voluntary and Involuntary Discourse Systems
Five key discourse systems in corporate and professional life
The Corporate Discourse System (Corporate Culture)
Ideology
Socialization
Forms of discourse
Face systems
The size and scope of corporate discourse systems
Professional Discourse Systems
Researching Interdiscourse Communication
Discussion Questions
References for Further Study
Generational Discourse
Involuntary Discourse Systems
The Ideologies of Individualism in the United States
Six generations of North Americans
The shifting ground of U.S. individualism
Communication between generations
Six Generations of Chinese
The changing nature of collectivism
The shifting ground of Chinese collectivism
Researching Interdiscourse Communication
Discussion Questions
References for Further Study
Gender and Sexuality Discourse
Gender and Sexuality
Gender Discourse Systems
Directness or indirectness?
Who talks more?
Forms of discourse; functions of language
Face systems
The origin of difference: ideology and paradox
The maintenance of difference: socialization
Problems with the "difference" approach
Compromise: "communities of practice"
Sexuality
Sexuality and gender
Performativity
Discourse systems and imagined communities
"Gay Culture" and the Utilitarian Discourse System
Ideology
Face systems
Forms of discourse
Socialization
The "Tongzhi Discourse System"
Researching Interdiscourse Communication
Discussion Questions
References for Further Study
Doing "Intercultural Communication"
Discourse Systems and the Individual
Intersystem communication
Cultural ideology and stereotyping
Negative stereotypes
Positive stereotypes, the lumping fallacy, and the solidarity fallacy
Othering
Differences Which Make a Difference: Discourse Systems
Intercultural Communication as Mediated Action
Avoiding Miscommunication
Researching Interdiscourse Communication
Discussion Questions
References for Further Study
References
Index
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