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The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication

Edited by: Christina Bratt Paulston, Scott F. Kiesling and Elizabeth S. Rangel
eISBN: 9781405162722
Print publication date: 2012

Subject Linguistics

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405162722.2012.x

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The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication

Intercultural discourse and communication is emerging as an important area of research in a highly globalized and connected world, where language and culture contact is frequent and cultural misunderstandings and misconceptions abound. The Handbook contains contributions from established scholars and up-and-coming researchers from a range of fields to survey the theoretical perspectives and applied work in this burgeoning area of linguistics.

This timely volume features first a section which introduces the background detailing the scope and topics of the field; followed by a section of four different theoretical approaches and their basic research questions, from Dell Hymes's foundational Ethnography of Speaking and John Gumperz's Interactional Sociolinguistics to Critical approaches and Postmodernism. The third section, Interactional Discourse Features, describes and explains the features of talk which are frequently studied in cross-cultural research, such as turn-taking and politeness. The volume also includes a section on Interactional Discourse sites, examining cross-cultural communication (such as Greek-Turkish discourse). The Handbook concludes with chapters on where such discourse occurs, such as Law, Medicine, and Religion.

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Paulston, Christina Bratt, Scott F. Kiesling and Elizabeth S. Rangel (eds). The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication. Blackwell Publishing, 2012. Blackwell Reference Online. 18 July 2018 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781405162722_9781405162722>

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