Communication Between Cultures

Communication Between Cultures

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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.For instance, sumimasen can mean a€œexcuse me, a€ a€œsorry, a€ or a€œthank you, a€ or can be used simply to attract someonea#39;s ... Social position, or status, is an important consideration among the Japanese and is very evident in their use of language. ... In the Arab world, how you say something is as important as what you have to say.

Title:Communication Between Cultures
Author:Larry Samovar, Richard Porter, Edwin McDaniel, Carolyn Roy
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2012-02-07


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