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Intercultural Interaction: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Intercultural Communication Helen Spencer-Oatey

Intercultural Interaction: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Intercultural Communication

Helen Spencer-Oatey

Published September 15th 2009
ISBN : 9781403986313
Paperback
384 pages
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Intercultural Interaction provides rapid and authoritative access to current ideas and practice in intercultural communication. Drawing on concepts and findings from a range of different disciplines and using authentic examples of interculturalMoreIntercultural Interaction provides rapid and authoritative access to current ideas and practice in intercultural communication. Drawing on concepts and findings from a range of different disciplines and using authentic examples of intercultural interaction to illustrate points, it offers a wealth of insights into the process. Part I explores conceptual issues: the nature of culture and intercultural interaction competence- the impact of language and culture on understanding, rapport and impression management- cultural and adaptation processes. Part II deals with practical applications: how competence in intercultural interaction can be assessed and developed. Part III focuses on research: topic areas that can be investigated and methods and approaches for doing so. Part IV provides a rich list of resources for further study. Written in a highly accessible style, the book will appeal to anyone interested in the complex field of intercultural interaction, including students, researchers, professional and practitioners.A multidiscipinary approach to the field of intercultural communicationExtensive discussion of authentic examples of intercultural interactionState-of-the-art descriptions of key issues and current practiceRich source of references and resources