What Mean? Where Russians Go Wrong in English

What Mean? Where Russians Go Wrong in English

by Lynn Visson
     
 

As Lynn Visson explores in this fascinating book, sometimes simply knowing a language is not enough to ensure good communication. Speaking a language without understanding the culture in which it is spoken can lead to misunderstandings and miscommunication.

This book explores the problems of language and culture facing both Russians speaking English and Americans

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Overview

As Lynn Visson explores in this fascinating book, sometimes simply knowing a language is not enough to ensure good communication. Speaking a language without understanding the culture in which it is spoken can lead to misunderstandings and miscommunication.

This book explores the problems of language and culture facing both Russians speaking English and Americans speaking Russian. An introduction to the basic issues of the link between language and culture is followed by a discussion of the reasons for some common errors in Russian and English. Numerous practical examples help readers understand the importance of cultural markers and signposts in both languages.

Written in an accessible style, this book is intended for businesspeople, émigrés and expatriates, tourists, students and teachers, and scholars (or anyone else) with an interest in the links between language and culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781813228
Publisher:
Hippocrene Books, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2013
Pages:
162
Sales rank:
1,097,478
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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