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The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9781118941287
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/09/2014
Series: Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 552
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Scott F. Kiesling is Associate Professor of Linguisticsat the University of Pittsburgh. His publications include the booksLinguistic Variation and Change (2011) and InterculturalDiscourse and Communication: The Essential Readings(Wiley-Blackwell 2005, co-edited with Christina BrattPaulston).

Christina Bratt Paulston is Professor Emerita ofLinguistics at the University of Pittsburgh. Her numerouspublications include Intercultural Discourse and Communication:The Essential Readings (Wiley-Blackwell 2005, co-edited withScott F. Kiesling), Sociolinguistics: The Essential Readings(Blackwell 2003, co-edited with G. Richard Tucker), andSociolinguistic Perspectives on Bilingual Education(1992).

Elizabeth S. Rangel is Research Associate at LearningResearch and Development Center (LRDC), a Cognitive ScienceResearch Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. Her most recentpublications include chapters in the third edition of theInternational Encyclopedia of Education (2010), andInnovative Learning Environments from the Organization forEconomic Co-Operation and Development (2010).


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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors vii

Preface xv

Introduction xvii

Part I Background 1

1 Intercultural Communication: An Overview 3
Ingrid Piller

2 Perspectives on Intercultural Discourse and Communication19
Leila Monaghan

3 Cultures and Languages in Contact: Towards a Typology 37
John Edwards

Part II Theoretical Perspectives 61

4 Interactional Sociolinguistics: Perspectives on InterculturalCommunication 63
John J. Gumperz and Jenny Cook-Gumperz

5 Ethnography of Speaking 77
Scott F. Kiesling

6 Critical Approaches to Intercultural Discourse andCommunication 90
Ryuko Kubota

7 Postmodernism and Intercultural Discourse: World Englishes110
Suresh Canagarajah

Part III Interactional Discourse Features 133

8 Turn-Taking and Intercultural Discourse and Communication135
Deborah Tannen

9 Silence 158
Ikuko Nakane

10 Indirectness 180
Michael Lempert

11 Politeness in Intercultural Discourse and Communication205
Janet Holmes

Part IV Intercultural Discourse Sites 229

12 Anglo–Arab Intercultural Communication 231
Eirlys E. Davies and Abdelali Bentahila

13 Japan/Anglo-American Cross-Cultural Communication 252
Steven Brown, Brenda Hayashi, and Kikue Yamamoto

14 “Those Venezuelans are so easy-going!” NationalStereotypes and Self-Representations in Discourse about the Other272
Lars Fant

15 “Face,” Stereotyping, and Claims of Power: TheGreeks and Turks in Interaction 292
Maria Sifianou and ArýnBayraktaroðlu

16 Intercultural Communication and Vocational Language Learningin South Africa: Law and Healthcare 313
Russell H. Kaschula and Pamela Maseko

17 Indigenous–Mestizo Interaction in Mexico 337
Rocío Fuentes

Part V Interactional Domains 365

18 Translation and Intercultural Communication: Bridges andBarriers 367
Eirlys E. Davies

19 Cultural Differences in Business Communication 389
John Hooker

20 Intercultural Communication in the Law 408
Diana Eades

21 Medicine 430
Claudia V. Angelelli

22 Intercultural Discourse and Communication in Education449
Amanda J. Godley

23 Religion as a Domain of Intercultural Discourse 482
Jonathan M. Watt

Index 496

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"Rarely does a book of this significance appear in the field ofIntercultural Communication. This handbook provides the mostsophisticated understanding so far of language processes inintercultural interactions." – Min-Sun Kim, University ofHawaii

“This panoramic survey of work on discourse and interculturalcommunication is destined to become a classic. The articles in it,all by renowned researchers, present state of the art scholarshipon a wide range of topics from the micro-dynamics of situatedinteraction to broader theoretical debates on the relationshipbetween language and culture.” – Rodney Jones, CityUniversity of Hong Kong

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