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  TheEdge: Intercultural Communication via E-mail Debate by Guo Ming Chen
Intercultural communication as a field of study investigates the dynamics of interaction among persons of differing ethnic or national origin.
Intercultural communication scholars will be needed to smooth the transition to bi-cultural, bi-dialectal classrooms, to multinational boardrooms, to multiethnic neighborhoods, and to gender and ethnic sensitivity on the part of professionals and service providers.
These trends have combined to provide a foundation for the indispensability of intercultural communication competence in the upcoming global society in which we are required to demonstrate "tolerance for differences and mutual respect among cultures as a mark of enlightened national and global citizenship" in individual, social, business, educational, and political institutions levels (Belay, 1993).
www.interculturalrelations.com /v1i4Fall1998/f98chen.htm   (4889 words)

 Intercultural Business Communication   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Since intercultural communication includes not only linguistic elements (grammar, syntax, pronunciation) but also interactional competence (turn taking, negotiating, opening or closing a conversation), as well as the sociocultural aspects of speakers, it is often hard for language teachers or trainers to emphasize the elements that are important.
Intercultural business communication often includes economic topics, and businessmen in different cultures need to become sensitive to the multiplicity of cultural values and to improve the communication skills that could directly lead to successful negotiations with other corporations.
Also, communication skills considering high and low context cultures, directness of speech, temporal and spatial concepts that are different cross-culturally can be essential factors not only for businessmen but for any person who faces intercultural communication.
www-writing.berkeley.edu /TESL-EJ/ej22/r5.html   (1247 words)

 PHAROS - Boeken
The intercultural paradox asks for clarification on three levels: (1) The intercultural ideology is influencing the inner self of humans because of the pressure the ideology produces on having a cultural identity.
Communicative conditions are furthermore the right to speak for oneself in conversation and the right of everyone to self-determination, which is to be seen from the perspective that this counts for everyone.
The actual functioning and the effect of the intercultural ideology is made plausible in focus groups with the help of reflection on an analytical frame, in which the two variations of the intercultural ideology and the provisional alternative were introduced.
www.pharos.nl /Publ/Pp-publ1G2.html   (3134 words)

 TheEdge: Intercultural Computer-Mediated Communication by William Hart
Mass communication refers to a specific utilization of medium...In the typology of human communication, 'media' should not be relegated solely to the category 'mass communication,' nor should it be excluded from the other categories: interpersonal communication, group communication, and public communication (p.
According to the typology, comparative mass communication and international communication differ from intercultural communication and cross-cultural communication "in that the channel of communication is mediated, not interpersonal" (Asante and Gudykunst, 1989, p.9).
The use of the traditional typology of communication as one of the dimensions in the Gudykunst typology leads to certain areas of study being "overlooked" and "not readily incorporated" into the study of intercultural communication.
www.interculturalrelations.com /v1i4Fall1998/f98hart.htm   (3252 words)

 Haptics - a non verbal barrier to intercultural communication
In intercultural communication there are references to the importance of learning the tradition and behavioral patterns of other cultures, but discussions are rare of the importance of non verbal communication and how lack of understanding or misunderstanding of non verbal messages can become a barrier to communication.
Though verbal communication is initially learnt by imitation of parents and/or other caretakers, it is considered natural that the formal rules are taught in schools and that in order to learn the verbal language of another culture it is necessary to study vocabulary and grammar.
In order to overcome the barriers created by misinterpretation of haptic codes in intercultural communication it is necessary to realize that what seems instinctual is really learned, culturally specific code and with that knowledge as a base to increase awareness of the potentials for miscommunications.
www.concentric.net /~Piakate/papers/comm1.htm   (2085 words)

The primary purpose of intercultural communication is to increase understanding of culturally mediated communication phenomena.
Communication satisfaction was seen as an affective construct that reflected participant’s emotional reaction toward their interaction in terms of the degree it had met or failed to meet their expectation.
“Intercultural communication was situated in the context of imbalance of power and inequality in resources between the east and the west, the north and the south, men and women, the majority and the minority, etc “pg 286.
www.wed.siu.edu /Journal/volInum2/INTERCULTURAL1.htm   (2429 words)

 Cross-cultural communication - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cross-cultural communication (also frequently referred to as intercultural communication) is a field of study that looks at how people from differing cultural backgrounds endeavour to communicate.
Cross-cultural communication tries to bring together such relatively unrelated areas as cultural anthropology and established areas of communication.
The main theories for cross-cultural communication are based on the work done looking at value differences (or Cultural dimensions) among cultures, especially the works of Edward T. Hall, Geert Hofstede, Harry C. Triandis, Fons Trompenaars and more recently Shalom Schwartz.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Intercultural_communication   (530 words)

 Intercultural Communication in Erfurt Electronic Studies in English
Explanations of communication problems in ICC are, therefore, first and foremost always specific to the situation and are to be sought on the basis of empirical ethnographic observations.
Directly because the current discussion in foreign language didactics still primarily sees "intercultural communication" as being equivalent to "area studies", there is considerable need for didactic studies which seek to evaluate and apply the insights gained from research on intercultural communication to teaching methods and materials.
Because the research into conceptualising intercultural competence stands in a markedly subject-specific discussion context which is directed to social-psychology, studies on this theme will only be published in EESE when they concern the problems of communicative inequality in the interaction and the processes of their successful management.
webdoc.sub.gwdg.de /edoc/ia/eese/strategy/knapp/4_st.html   (8930 words)

 Intercultural Communication Context
Intercultural Communication is the management of messages for the purpose of creating meaning across cultures.
Culture, according to Philipsen, is defined as “A socially constructed and historically transmitted pattern of symbols, meanings, apprentices, and rules.” In other words, culture is a code (Griffin, 3rd ed.
The unit of analysis for intercultural communication is the culture itself.
www.uky.edu /~drlane/capstone/intercultural   (56 words)

 Intercultural Communication
The Masters of Arts in intercultural communication is an unusual combination of a traditional avenue of study, modern languages, and a new one, intercultural communication.
As such, it strives to prepare students to analyze and deal effectively with the complex intercultural dynamics of globalization.
Through its interdisciplinary character and various concentrations, the MA in the intercultural communication brings together students and faculty from Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe, as well as North America in intercultural study and research so that participation in the program is a significant intercultural experience.
www.umbc.edu /mll/incc   (89 words)

 Intercultural Communication   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
It is ironic that I am addressing you today on June 16th about Intercultural Communication and the breakdown of communication between people or groups who fail to understand each other's culture.
Communication is the transfer of a message from one person to another, so that it is understood, and hopefully, so that it invokes a response.
It is inevitable that communication across cultural boundaries will break down unless people can recognize their ethnocentrism and take action to overcome it.
hsc.csu.edu.au /pta/scansw/intcultsimpson.html   (1518 words)

 Intercultural communication
Interculturality is a concept that captures the complex phenomenon of intercultural contact,including intercultural communication.
The concept of intercultural communication combines the concepts of interculturality and communication.
The semiotic aspect of intercultural communication is important, as it goes far beyond the realms of language alone.
www.scoms.ch /current_issue/abstract.asp?id=140   (116 words)

 Cultural Context: Intercultural and International Communication   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
A culture may be defined as a system of communication and a body of learned knowledge.
Intercultural and international communicators must face the challenge of overcoming differences.
By understanding some of the systemic differences in the communication processes, structures and interaction patterns of a culture, we can acquire greater competency to deal with differences.
novaonline.nv.cc.va.us /eli/spd110td/interper/culture/cultnation.html   (54 words)

 Intercultural Development Communication (ICA)
Intercultural communication research explores interpersonal dynamics across persons from different cultural contexts.
Just as intercultural and international communication can be seen as manifest in heterophilous relations, development communication typically involves the strategic application of communication processes and technologies by one group through an intervention intended to benefit another social group.
These projects designed to use communication for development may be produced by bilateral, multilateral or nongovernmental development institutions, or by less formally based social movement organizations, advocacy groups or local communities.
www.ou.edu /idc/index.htm   (213 words)

 International Conference on Intercultural Communication and Diplomacy
Leading experts on intercultural communication have proposed various ways to categorise cultures based on certain traits, in order to help people prepare for encounters with other cultures.
In many cases, religion is an essential part of the ethnic identity of a people, and as such is capable of contributing significantly to conflict or to peace.
All of these situations involve contact and communication between different cultures: the host culture, already existing ethnic communities, and the new community, and the potential for misunderstanding, racism and ethnically based violence.
www.diplomacy.edu /Conferences/IC/themes.asp   (988 words)

 MA Intercultural Communication
Intercultural Communication is a very important growing discipline, and Sheffield is one of the first UK universities to offer this taught Masters course.
Every workplace is in great need of individuals with an open-minded, mature approach to their work and the ability to communicate across a wide range of cultures, whether internationally or within multicultural communities.
The course is designed to give you the opportunity to understand in depth the theory and practice of Intercultural Communication; to develop your perspective on researching the subject and applying your ideas to work-based situations; and to develop you as an intercultural person.
www.shef.ac.uk /mltc/courses/pg/intercultural   (443 words)

 Intercultural Development Communication (ICA)
Intercultural Communication Studies, is a publication of the International Association for Intercultural Studies.
This is a new interdisciplinary organization that has scholars (and some practioners interested in research) from communication, psychology, education, anthropology and management.
Learning Development Institute (LDI) is a transdisciplinary networked learning community devoted to excellence in the development and study of learning.
www.ou.edu /idc/Res_Intercultural.htm   (440 words)

 SAGE Publications - Intercultural Communication Competence
Published in cooperation with the Speech Communication Association Division on International and Intercultural Communication "The editors should be commended, as the volume presents the latest thinking and research from scholars within the intercultural field and, more broadly, from the speech communication discipline.
I found this chapter [Myron Lustig and Brian Spitzberg's methodological concerns relevant to the study of intercultural communication competence] to be one of the most targeted analyses of research methods for examining communication competence within the distinctly different intercultural arena.
By gathering the most current research, theories, and methods from the leading scholars in the field, Intercultural Communication Competence is the state-of-the-art study on intercultural communication competence and effectiveness.
www.sagepub.com /book.aspx?pid=2417   (485 words)

 Intercultural communication principles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Intercultural communication principles guide the process of exchanging meaningful and unambiguous information across cultural boundaries, in a way that preserves mutual respect and minimises antagonism.
improvements in communication and transportation technology have made it possible for previously stable cultures to meet in unstructured situations, e.g.
It is essential that people research the cultures and communication conventions of those whom they propose to meet.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Intercultural_communication_principles   (1380 words)

 Intercultural training and cultural awareness courses across London, UK, Europe and the world
Intercultural Communication at TESOL - TESOL`s Intercultural Communication Interest Section (ICIS) promotes intercultural awareness, respect for all cultures and co-cultures, and increased intercultural competency among TESOL educators and scholars.
Journal of intercultural studies - A journal of modern society and culture published by the International Association of Intercultural Studies.
Books and annuals for international and intercultural communication - Association promoting effective and ethical communication and supporting communication research, public service, scholars, students, educators and others...this edition of the international and intercultural communication annual is about diversity within and between cultural groups.
www.communicaid.com /intercultural_training.asp   (725 words)

 Bookshelf: Intercultural Communication
He's the anthropologist who is the guru and father of the intercultural field.
Katriel discusses the origins and cultural significance of the dugri "(abrupt)" communication style.
Triandis is a social psychologist who has conducted seminal research in the intercultural field.
www.lucyshahar.com /books.htm   (413 words)

 Intercultural Communication Ethics
Perhaps one of the biggest debates in the field of intercultural communication is whether we can apply the same ethical dimensions or framework to all cultures, or whether each culture has its own standard.
Most intercultural texts have some framework of intercultural ethics (be a good listener, describe instead of judging, etc.)—though, surprisingly, many books in diffusion of innovation, which talks about spreading change through a culture, or managing cultural differences in business say little or nothing about ethics!
When intercultural texts present such list, they are assuming, at least inherently, that there is some universal ethic for all intercultural communicators.
www.ilstu.edu /~jrbaldw/372/Ethics.htm   (3165 words)

 Intercultural Communication Syllabus
The overall goal of this course is to develop an understanding of the process of communicating across cultural boundaries.
We will operate from the premise that culture is both a producer and product of communication and therefore an appreciation of communication processes is an essential factor in promoting positive intercultural relations.
The School of Communication is committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct and academic excellence.
www-rcf.usc.edu /~jilliank/324syll.html   (1436 words)

 Communication | Intercultural
Rather than just reading about current knowledge of intercultural communication, you will be contributing to it.
In addition to your theoretical study of face-to-face interaction in intercultural contexts, you will be encouraged to take courses on persuasion and social influence so that you can study persuasion theories in intercultural contexts.
Courses in persuasion and social influence are focused both on the emotional and on the cognitive aspects of persuasion and thus support your work in culture and cognition.
www.comm.umd.edu /graduate/intercultural.html   (324 words)

 Department of Communication | University of Maryland
The Department of Communication prepares students for an active life of work and citizenship by developing skill in, and appreciation of, the vital art of communication.
Because communication is so important to so many human endeavors, students who complete our undergraduate program are successfully employed in many vocations.
The department offers specializations in intercultural communication, persuasion and social influence, public relations, and rhetoric and political culture.
www.comm.umd.edu   (168 words)

 intermundo: intercultural communication
Articles and features with news and views from the world of intercultural communication.
Conference dates and details for conferences related to intercultural communication.
Be part of the leading intercultural network on the internet - and become a member today.
www.intermundo.net   (265 words)

 Intercultural Communication - Why Study Foreign Language
Communication is a critical part of your business.
Developing communication competency has become one of the primary goals of today’s competitive organizations.
A workforce with strong cultural and linguistic communications skills both at the managerial and at the base levels can boost productivity and broaden your clientele.
www.universalhighways.com   (315 words)

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