Handbook of Intercultural Communication

Handbook of Intercultural Communication

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In today s globalized world of international contact and multicultural interaction, effective intercultural communication is increasingly seen as a pre-requisite for social harmony and organisational success. This handbook takes a qproblem-solvingqapproach to the various issues that arise in real-life intercultural interaction. The editors have brought together experts from a range of disciplines, including linguistics, psychology and anthropology, to provide a multidisciplinary perspective on the field, whilst simultaneously anchoring it in Applied Linguistics. Key features: provides a state-of-the-art description of different areas in the context of intercultural communication presents a critical appraisal of the relevance of the field offers solutionsfor everyday language-related problems international handbook with contributions from renowned experts in the fieldqThe term aquot;brokeringaquot; focuses on the consultation as an intercultural event and not just on narrow issues of linguistic translation. ... misunderstandings and this may be in part due to the health professionalsa#39; own competence in working with interpreters (Blackford 1997). ... Discourse analysis methodology has been used to focus on interactional differences and on misunderstandings in Australian settingsanbsp;...

Title:Handbook of Intercultural Communication
Author:Helga Kotthoff, Helen Spencer-Oatey
Publisher:Mouton De Gruyter - 2009


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