"English: One Language, Different Cultures" is an introduction to culturally determined aspects of communicating in British, Australian, Canadian, New Zealand and American societies. The focus is on effective communication with members of these societies, especially on correcting false stereotypes which may cause misunderstandings. The second edition of this popular textbook has been fully revised and updated throughout. A new chapter on New Zealand has been added, along with maps, exercises and suggestions for further reading. This is the essential textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students of language, culture and communication, future English language teachers, as well as translators and interpreters, who deal with texts originating from various English speaking countries.
Eddie Ronowicz is a professor at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Colin Yallop is Adjunct Professor at Macquarie University, Australia.
1. Introduction - Eddie Ronowicz; 2. English Around the World - Colin Yallop; 3. British Shibboleths - Michael-Sharwood Smith; 4. Australia - the Great South Land - Eddie Ronowicz and Colin Yallop; 5. Canada - the Winter Half of North America - Magda Stroinska and Vikki Cecchetto; 6. Aotearoa New Zealand - Land of the Long White Cloud - Dianne Bardsley; 7. The United States of America - The Land of Opportunity - Sherry Ash.