ISBN 9780748632848,Intercultural Communication

Intercultural Communication



Edinburgh University Press

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9780748632848

ISBN-10 0748632840


Number of Pages 224 Pages
Language (English)

Computer programming

Migration, tourism, and global media have brought different cultures and languages into contact more than ever. Intercultural Communication offers an up-to-date, critical introduction to intercultural communication from the perspective of discourse-analysis and sociolinguistics. It makes two key contributions: grounded in discourse analysis and anthropological linguistics, it treats cultural identity, difference, and similarity as discursive constructions; and centered on sociolinguistics, particularly bilingualism studies, it highlights the use of different languages and language varieties in intercultural communication. In doing so, the volume call attention to the differential prestige of languages and language varieties, along with the variety of access that speakers have to them. Case studies from around the world give the volume international appeal. Each chapter includes learning objectives, key points, exercises, and suggestions for further reading.