The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication
Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics, Band 89 1. Aufl.
The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication brings together internationally-renowned scholars from a range of fields to survey the theoretical perspectives and applied work, including example analyses, in this burgeoning area of linguistics. Features contributions from established researchers in sociolinguistics and intercultural discourse Explores the theoretical perspectives underlying work in the field Examines the history of the field, work in cross-cultural communication, and features of discourse Establishes the scope of this interdisciplinary field of study Includes coverage on individual linguistic features, such as indirectness and politeness, as well as sample analyses of IDC exchanges
Notes on Contributors vii Preface xv Introduction xvii Part I Background 1 1 Intercultural Communication: An Overview 3 Ingrid Piller 2 Perspectives on Intercultural Discourse and Communication 19 Leila Monaghan 3 Cultures and Languages in Contact: Towards a Typology 37 John Edwards Part II Theoretical Perspectives 61 4 Interactional Sociolinguistics: Perspectives on Intercultural Communication 63 John J. Gumperz and Jenny Cook-Gumperz 5 Ethnography of Speaking 77 Scott F. Kiesling 6 Critical Approaches to Intercultural Discourse and Communication 90 Ryuko Kubota 7 Postmodernism and Intercultural Discourse: World Englishes 110 Suresh Canagarajah Part III Interactional Discourse Features 133 8 Turn-Taking and Intercultural Discourse and Communication 135 Deborah Tannen 9 Silence 158 Ikuko Nakane 10 Indirectness 180 Michael Lempert 11 Politeness in Intercultural Discourse and Communication 205 Janet Holmes Part IV Intercultural Discourse Sites 229 12 Anglo–Arab Intercultural Communication 231 Eirlys E. Davies and Abdelali Bentahila 13 Japan/Anglo-American Cross-Cultural Communication 252 Steven Brown, Brenda Hayashi, and Kikue Yamamoto 14 “Those Venezuelans are so easy-going!” National Stereotypes and Self-Representations in Discourse about the Other 272 Lars Fant 15 “Face,” Stereotyping, and Claims of Power: The Greeks and Turks in Interaction 292 Maria Sifianou and Arýn Bayraktaroðlu 16 Intercultural Communication and Vocational Language Learning in South Africa: Law and Healthcare 313 Russell H. Kaschula and Pamela Maseko 17 Indigenous–Mestizo Interaction in Mexico 337 Rocío Fuentes Part V Interactional Domains 365 18 Translation and Intercultural Communication: Bridges and Barriers 367 Eirlys E. Davies 19 Cultural Differences in Business Communication 389 John Hooker 20 Intercultural Communication in the Law 408 Diana Eades 21 Medicine 430 Claudia V. Angelelli 22 Intercultural Discourse and Communication in Education 449 Amanda J. Godley 23 Religion as a Domain of Intercultural Discourse 482 Jonathan M. Watt Index 496
“It is a blessing that bibliography follows each chapter where it can be quite use-ful, rather than being amassed at the end of the book.” (The Delta Intercultural Academy, 1 December 2012) “In sum, “The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication” promises to be a stimulating resource with the potential to inform and to invite debate, inspiring and equipping readers to ponder recent and enduring issues anew.” (Linguist List, 17 November 2012) “This book provides a rich and diverse sampling of the intercultural work going on from various linguistic perspectives, some authors being more reliant on established intercultural theory and practice and others resisting it.” (Dialogin, 1 October 2011)
Scott F. Kiesling is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Pittsburgh. His publications include the books Linguistic Variation and Change (2011) and Intercultural Discourse and Communication: The Essential Readings (Wiley-Blackwell 2005, co-edited with Christina Bratt Paulston). Christina Bratt Paulston is Professor Emerita of Linguistics at the University of Pittsburgh. Her numerous publications include Intercultural Discourse and Communication: The Essential Readings (Wiley-Blackwell 2005, co-edited with Scott F. Kiesling), Sociolinguistics: The Essential Readings (Blackwell 2003, co-edited with G. Richard Tucker), and Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Bilingual Education (1992). Elizabeth S. Rangel is Research Associate at Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC), a Cognitive Science Research Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. Her most recent publications include chapters in the third edition of the International Encyclopedia of Education (2010), and Innovative Learning Environments from the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (2010).
Intercultural discourse and communication is emerging as an important area of research in a highly globalized and connected world, where language and culture contact is frequent .The Handbook contains contributions from established scholars and up-and-coming researchers from a range of fields to survey the theoretical perspectives and applied work in this burgeoning area of linguistics. This timely volume features first a section which introduces the background detailing the scope and topics of the field; followed by a section of four different theoretical approaches and their basic research questions, from Dell Hymes's foundational Ethnography of Speaking and John Gumperz's Interactional Sociolinguistics to Critical approaches and Postmodernism. The following sections cover Interactional Discourse Features (such as turn-taking and politeness) and Interactional Discourse sites (such as Greek-Turkish discourse). The Handbook concludes with chapters on where such discourse occurs, such as Law, Medicine, and Religion.
"Rarely does a book of this significance appear in the field of Intercultural Communication. This handbook provides the most sophisticated understanding so far of language processes in intercultural interactions." – Min-Sun Kim, University of Hawaii “This panoramic survey of work on discourse and intercultural communication is destined to become a classic. The articles in it, all by renowned researchers, present state of the art scholarship on a wide range of topics from the micro-dynamics of situated interaction to broader theoretical debates on the relationship between language and culture.” – Rodney Jones, City University of Hong Kong
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