Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication
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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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publication date: 3/19/2014
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
|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|