Beyond Misunderstanding

Linguistic analyses of intercultural communication

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| Utrecht University
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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
Table of Contents
Beyond Misunderstanding — Introduction
Jan D. ten Thije
Part one: Basic assumptions of the linguistic reconstruction of intercultural communication
Multilingual repertoires and the consequences for linguistic theory
Georges Lüdi
The cultural apparatus: Thoughts on the relationship between language, culture, and society
Jochen Rehbein
The notions of perspective and perspectivising in intercultural communication research
Jan D. ten Thije
Part two: Interactive analyses of intercultural discourse
Perspectives in conflict: An analysis of German-German conversations
Grit Liebscher
Beyond ‘misunderstandings’ and ‘cultural stereotypes’: Analysing intercultural communication
Jennifer Hartog
Intercultural communication in institutional counselling sessions
Martina Rost-Roth
Ethnic and social groups and their linguistic categorization
Dennis Day
“How are you?” “I’m hot”: An interactive analysis of small talk sequences in British-German telephone sales
Claudia Bubel
Where do ‘we’ fit in?: Linguistic inclusion and exclusion in a virtual community
Lise Fontaine
Communicating affect in intercultural lamentations in Caucasian Georgia
Helga Kotthoff
Beyond competence: A multiculturalist approach to intercultural communication
Authors of Beyond Misunderstanding

Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: GTC – Communication studies
BISAC Subject: LAN004000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2005057190
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2017.  In Current Issues in Intercultural Pragmatics [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 274],  pp. 55 ff.
Piller, Ingrid
2007. Linguistics and Intercultural Communication. Language and Linguistics Compass 1:3  pp. 208 ff.
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2012. Lingua receptiva (LaRa) – remarks on the quintessence of receptive multilingualism. International Journal of Bilingualism 16:3  pp. 248 ff.
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