Communication in Japan and the United States

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This book is the first to provide a summary of the state of knowledge about communication in Japan and the United States. Included is an overview of the major approaches used in the study of communication in these two countries, an overview of the major cultural factors influencing communication, a description of the sociolinguistic differences between English and Japanese, an examination of Japanese-American communication as a function of the cultural values learned from the two cultures, and a summary of ...
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Overview

This book is the first to provide a summary of the state of knowledge about communication in Japan and the United States. Included is an overview of the major approaches used in the study of communication in these two countries, an overview of the major cultural factors influencing communication, a description of the sociolinguistic differences between English and Japanese, an examination of Japanese-American communication as a function of the cultural values learned from the two cultures, and a summary of research comparing interpersonal research in Japan and the United States, as well as research on intercultural communication between Japanese and North Americans. The book also examines communication in organizational contexts in Japan and the United States and describes differences in mass communication between the two cultures.
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A comparative study of personal communication in the two countries. Surveys the major approaches to studying communication and the major cultural factors affecting it; describes sociolinguistic differences between the two countries and communication between them; and examines communication in organizations and mass communications. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction 3
2 Approaches to the Study of Communication in Japan and the United States 18
3 Culture, Self, and Communication in Japan and the United States 51
4 Sociolinguistic Factors Influencing Communication in Japan and the United States 88
5 Japanese American Values and Communication Patterns 122
6 Interpersonal and Intergroup Communication in Japan and the United States 149
7 Organizational Communication in Japan and the United States 215
8 Mass Communication Theories in Japan and the United States 249
9 Issues for Future Research on Communication in Japan and the United States 291
Author Index 323
Subject Index 327
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