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Beyond Language : Cross Cultural Communication

Beyond Language : Cross Cultural Communication - 2nd edition

Beyond Language : Cross Cultural Communication - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780130948557

ISBN10: 0130948551

Beyond Language : Cross Cultural Communication by Deena R. Levine - ISBN 9780130948557
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 93
Copyright: 1993
Publisher: Regents Publishing Co.
Published: 1993
International: No
Beyond Language : Cross Cultural Communication by Deena R. Levine - ISBN 9780130948557

ISBN13: 9780130948557

ISBN10: 0130948551

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 93

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Summary

Written to enhance communication between individuals learning to speak English and English-speaking natives, this handbook uses the subject areas of U.S. culture and cross-cultural communication as a vehicle for learning English.

Intended to help readers understand and adapt to American culture and to cultural differences affecting their communication with American English speakers, the reference shows them:

  • How to meet important language and cross-cultural objectives
  • Includes readings, exercises, and conversational activities on cross-cultural communication ...
  • Discusses the cultural diversity that exists in the U.S.
  • Explores cultural conflict and how to adjust to it
  • Highlights both the immigrant/refugee and foreign individual
  • presents mainstream American values
  • Contains more extensive information on and examples of cross-cultural patterns of behavior that contrast with American patterns
  • Provides insight into cross-cultural reactions to expected American behaviors
  • Offers practical information for immigrants, refugees, foreigners, and business people in the U.S.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Cross-cultural Contact with Americans.
Cross-cultural Conflict and Adjustment.
Verbal Communication: The Way People Speak.
Nonverbal Communication: Speaking Without Words.
Relationships: Friends and Acquaintances.
Family: Types and Traditions.
Education: Values and Expectations Work: Practices and Attitudes.

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