APA Handbook of Intercultural Communication

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Overview

In today's globalized world of international contact and multicultural interaction, effective intercultural communication is increasingly a prerequisite for social harmony and organizational success. The APA Handbook of Intercultural Communication illustrates how the practical, problem-solving approach of applied linguistics can illuminate a range of issues that arise in real-life intercultural interaction. Experts from a range of social science disciplines, including psychology, applied thoughts, and anthropology, describe, analyze, and where possible, propose solutions to language-related problems.

This book presents theoretical and applied examinations of topics that have contemporary relevance in intercultural settings, including power, dominance, discrimination, social boundaries, taboos, conflict, and identity. Applied chapters cover intercultural communication in school, work, and health care settings as well as in intimate relationships and in trading environments.

When we use language to interact with one another, we become involved in a continuous and dynamic process of exchange. This fact makes interpersonal communication a fascinating area for behavioral research. During the give-and-take of discourse, the communicators exchange facts, ideas, views, opinions, emotions, and intentions in such a way as to enhance or impede social relationships; create, maintain, and adapt identities; and create or resolve conflicts. In the APA Handbook of Interpersonal Communication, distinguished scholars apply the problem-solving perspectives of applied linguistics to answer fundamental questions.

The volume is divided into two parts that examine both theoretical and applied topics. Thus, the contributors critically appraise the relevance of applied linguistics to not only understanding but also solving everyday language-related problems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433807787
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 4/28/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 329
  • Sales rank: 1,240,216
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors

Introduction David Matsumoto Matsumoto, David

Part I Theoretical Perspectives 1

1 A Cognitive Pragmatic Perspective on Communication and Culture Vladimir Zegarac Zegarac, Vladimir 3

2 Psychological Perspectives: Social Psychology, Language, and Intercultural Communication Cindy Gallois Gallois, Cindy 23

3 Emotion and Intercultural Adjustment Jeffrey A. LeRoux LeRoux, Jeffrey A. 41

4 Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Intercultural Conflict: The "Bermuda Triangle" of Conflict, Culture, and Communication Helen Spencer-Oatey Spencer-Oatey, Helen 59

5 Discrimination in Discourse Martin Reisigl Reisigl, Martin 79

6 Power and Dominance in Intercultural Communication Winfried Thielmann Thielmann, Winfried 105

7 Communicating Identity in Intercultural Communication Helga Kotthoff Kotthoff, Helga 123

8 Multilingual Forms of Talk and Identity Work Benjamin Bailey Bailey, Benjamin 145

9 Crossing-Negotiating Social Boundaries J. Normann Jørgensen Jørgensen, J. Normann 169

10 Silence and Taboo Hartmut Schroder Schroder, Hartmut 187

Part II Applied Intercultural Communication 211

11 Intercultural Communication in Healthcare Settings Celia Roberts Roberts, Celia 213

12 Schools and Cultural Difference Albert Scherr Scherr, Albert 229

13 The Cultural Context of Media Interpretation Perry Hinton Hinton, Perry 245

14 Cross-Cultural Communication in Intimate Relationships Ingrid Piller Piller, Ingrid 259

15 Adapting Authentic Workplace Talk for Workplace Intercultural Communication Training Jonathan Newton Newton, Jonathan 277

16 Intercultural Training Martina Rost-Roth Rost-Roth, Martina 293

Index 317

About the Editor 329

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