Linguistic And Cultural Online Communication Issues In The Global Age

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International online access has grown rapidly in recent years with the number of global Internet users skyrocketing. The most astounding growth, however, is taking place in developing nations. Linguistic and Cultural Online Communication Issues in the Global Age provides readers with in-depth information on the various linguistic, cultural, technological, legal, and other factors that affect interactions in online exchanges within the global age. Linguistic and Cultural Online Communication Issues in the Global Age proposes information that implements effective decisions related to the uses and designs of online media when interacting with individuals from other cultures. This comprehensive and informative title is completed by foundational knowledge needed to communicate effectively with individuals from other countries and cultures via online media.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599042138
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • Publication date: 3/31/2007
  • Pages: 362
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Detailed Table of Contents     vi
Foreword     xiii
Preface     xv
Acknowledgments     xxiii
Language, Culture, and Cyberspace
Internet Multilinguality: Challenges, Dimensions, and Recommendations   Shaoyi He     1
Linguistics of Computer-Mediated Communication: Approaching the Metaphor   Rosanna Tarsiero     15
Machine Translation as the Future of International Online Communication   Nicole St. Germaine-Madison     34
Classifying Web Users: A Cultural Value-Based Approach   Wei-Na Lee   Sejung Marina Choi     45
Intercultural Computer-Mediated Communication Between Chinese and U.S. College Students   Yun Xia     63
Global Virtual Communities and International Online Collaboration
Culture and Communication Challenges in Virtual Workspaces   Bolanle A. Olaniran     79
The Language of Leaders: Identifying Emergent Leaders in Global Virtual Teams   Simeon J. Simoff   Fay Sudweeks     93
Researching Online Intercultural Dialog in Business: Using Established Methods to Create New Tools   Pamela Estes Brewer     112
Aspects of Online Design in International Environments
Web Site Analysis Across Cultures: An Inquiry into Intercultural Values and Web Site Design   Barry Thatcher   Edgar Barrantes   Amy Dalzell   Qiumin Dong   Christopher Ford   Rachel Gallagher   Sipai Klein   Marohang Limbu   Lisa Ramirez     124
Cultural Cognitive Style and the Web; Toward a Theory and Practice of Web Design for International Users   Anthony Faiola   Sorin Adam Matei     143
Global Internet Usage, Web Site Design, and Cultural Communication Preferences: Contributions from Cross-Cultural Marketing and Advertising Research   Marc Hermeking     160
Governance and Legal Factors in Global Cyberspace
Global Governance and the Local Internet   Yasmin Ibrahim     177
Web Sites and the Law: An Avenue for Localization   Kendall Kelly   Jennifer Jones     202
A Frame Analysis of Privacy Regulation in an International Arena: Understanding Interdependency in a Globalized World   Vinita Agarwal   Charles J. Stewart     214
International Aspects of Online Education
Cyberspace and Online Education: The Influences of Global Cyberculture on International Students   Chun-Min Wang   Thomas C. Reeves     239
Teaching, Learning, Negotiating: The World Wide Web as a Model for Successful Cross-Cultural Communication   Tatjana Chorney     253
E-Learning and the Global Workforce: Social and Cultural Implications for Workplace Adult Education and Training   Karim A. Remtulla     276
The Impact of Sociocultural Factors in Multicultural Communication Environments: A Case Example from an Australian University's Provision of Distance Education in the Global Classroom   Angela T. Ragusa     306
About the Authors     328
Index     334
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