Intercultural Communication: A Critical Introduction

Intercultural Communication: A Critical Introduction

By: Ingrid Piller (author)Hardback

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Combining discourse analytic and sociolinguistic perspectives, this introduction provides students with a comprehensive, up-to-date and critical overview of the field of intercultural communication. Ingrid Piller explains communication in context using two main approaches. The first treats cultural identity, difference and similarity as discursive constructions. The second, informed by bilingualism studies, highlights the use and prestige of different languages and language varieties as well as the varying access that speakers have to them. Linguistics students will find this book a useful tool for studying language and globalization as well as applied linguistics. Key features include: * Case studies from around the world * Learning objectives, key points, exercises and suggestions for further reading in each chapter * Reader-friendly, accessible style

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About Author

Ingrid Piller is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. She holds a PhD from the Technical University of Dresden, Germany, and has taught at universities in Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. She has published widely on the sociolinguistics of language learning, multilingualism and intercultural communication. She blogs about her research at www.languageonthemove.org

Contents

1. Overview; 2. Approaching intercultural communication; 3. The genealogy of intercultural communication; 4. Language and culture; 5. Nation and culture; 6. Intercultural communication at work; 7. Intercultural communication for sale; 8. Intercultural romance; 9. Intercultural communication and exclusion; 10 Intercultural communication in a multilingual world; 11. The future of intercultural communication

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/05/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780748632831
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780748632831
  • weight: 414
  • ISBN10: 0748632832

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