Linguistic analyses of intercultural communication
Kristin Bührig | Universität Hamburg
Jan D. ten Thije | Utrecht University
This book challenges two tacit presumptions in the field of intercultural communication research. Firstly, misunderstandings can frequently be found in intercultural communication, although, one could not claim that intercultural communication is constituted by misunderstandings alone. This volume shows how new perspectives on linguistic analyses of intercultural communication go beyond the analysis of misunderstanding. Secondly, intercultural communication is not solely constituted by the fact that individuals from different cultural groups interact. Each contribution of this volume analyses to what extent instances of discourse are institutionally and/or interculturally determined. These linguistic reflections involve different theoretical frameworks, e.g. functional grammar, systemic functional linguistics, functional pragmatics, rhetorical conversation analysis, ethno-methodological conversation analysis, linguistic anthropology and a critical discourse approach. As the contributions focus on the discourse of genetic counseling, gate-keeping discourse, international team co-operation, international business communication, workplace discourse, internet communication, and lamentation discourse, the book exemplifies that the analysis of intercultural communication is organized in response to social needs and, therefore, may contribute to the social justification of linguistics.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 144] 2006. vi, 339 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Beyond Misunderstanding — IntroductionJan D. ten Thije | pp. 1–8
Part one: Basic assumptions of the linguistic reconstruction of intercultural communication
Multilingual repertoires and the consequences for linguistic theoryGeorges Lüdi | pp. 11–42
The cultural apparatus: Thoughts on the relationship between language, culture, and societyJochen Rehbein | pp. 43–96
The notions of perspective and perspectivising in intercultural communication researchJan D. ten Thije | pp. 97–151
Part two: Interactive analyses of intercultural discourse
Perspectives in conflict: An analysis of German-German conversationsGrit Liebscher | pp. 155–174
Beyond ‘misunderstandings’ and ‘cultural stereotypes’: Analysing intercultural communicationJennifer Hartog | pp. 175–188
Intercultural communication in institutional counselling sessionsMartina Rost-Roth | pp. 189–215
Ethnic and social groups and their linguistic categorizationDennis Day | pp. 217–244
“How are you?” “I’m hot”: An interactive analysis of small talk sequences in British-German telephone salesClaudia Bubel | pp. 245–259
Where do ‘we’ fit in? Linguistic inclusion and exclusion in a virtual communityLise Fontaine | pp. 261–288
Communicating affect in intercultural lamentations in Caucasian GeorgiaHelga Kotthoff | pp. 289–311
Beyond competence: A multiculturalist approach to intercultural communicationShi-xu | pp. 313–330
Authors of Beyond Misunderstanding | pp. 331–334
Index | pp. 335–339
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: GTC – Communication studies
BISAC Subject: LAN004000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number: 2005057190 | Marc record