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Language and Culture in Context - A Primer on Intercultural Communication

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Robert Godwin-Jones, Virginia Commonwealth University

Copyright Year: 2020

Publisher: Virginia Commonwealth University

Language: English

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Reviewed by Bonniejean Alford, Instructor (Part-time) and Identity Strategist, College of DuPage on 4/19/21

Overall, this presents as a uniquely organized Introduction to Sociology Text. However, upon further examination, it does seem to be missing key aspects of culture – such as religion, stratification, and politics. While these aspects, as well as... read more

Table of Contents

  • 1: Broadening Horizons
  • 2: Building Identities
  • 3: Using Language
  • 4: Conversing and Relating
  • 5: Communicating Nonverbally
  • 6: Contextualizing Intercultural Communication
  • 7: Encountering Other Cultures

About the Book

The text introduces some of the key concepts in intercultural communication as traditionally presented in (North American) courses and textbooks, namely the study of differences between cultures, as represented in the works and theories of Edward Hall and Geert Hofstede. Common to these approaches is the prominence of context, leading to a view of human interactions as dynamic and changeable, given the complexity of language and culture, as human agents interact with their environments.

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Robert Godwin-Jones, School of World Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University