Helen Spencer-Oatey, Peter Franklin - Intercultural Interaction: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Intercultural Communication
Published: 2009-08-18 | ISBN: 1403986312, 1403986304 | PDF | 384 pages | 3 MB
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 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 communication
Extensive discussion of authentic examples of intercultural interaction
State-of-the-art descriptions of key issues and current practice
Rich source of references and resources