Bridging Japanese/North American Differences / Edition 1

Bridging Japanese/North American Differences / Edition 1

by William B. Gudykunst, Tsukasa Nishida
     
 

In this volume, Gudykunst applies his world-renowned approach to intercultural communication to the specifics of Japanese//North American communication. After laying out the basic theories of intercultural communication, the authors explain the similarities and differences in patterns of communication in Japan and the United States. They then demonstrate how an… See more details below

Overview

In this volume, Gudykunst applies his world-renowned approach to intercultural communication to the specifics of Japanese//North American communication. After laying out the basic theories of intercultural communication, the authors explain the similarities and differences in patterns of communication in Japan and the United States. They then demonstrate how an understanding of these contrasting patterns can help Japanese and North Americans communicate more effectively. By examining issues such as attitudes and stereotypes, ways to deepen the understanding of Japanese behaviour are suggested. Also discussed are the factors that influence motivation, knowledge and skills to increase communication effectiveness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803948358
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/17/1994
Series:
Communicating Effectively in Multicultural Contexts Series, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
153
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Cultural Similarities and Differences Between the United States and Japan
Language Usage in the United States and Japan
Communication Patterns in the United States and Japan
Expectations for Japanese-North American Communication
Effective Japanese-North American Communication

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >