Intercultural Discourse and Communication: The Essential Readings

Intercultural Discourse and Communication: The Essential Readings

Editor(s): Scott F. Kiesling, Christina Bratt Paulston

Published Online: 30 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631235439

Online ISBN: 9780470758434

DOI: 10.1002/9780470758434

About this Book

Intercultural Discourse and Communication: The Essential Readings is a collection of articles that discuss major theoretical approaches, case studies of cultural and sub-cultural contact from around the globe, issues of identity in 'bicultural' individuals, and the 'real world' implications of intercultural contact and conflict.


  • Collects articles that describe and analyze discourse and communication in several channels, including spoken, written, and signed.
  • Considers various group organizations such as culture/subculture, gender, race/ethnicity, social class, age, and region.
  • Includes brief introductions to each section by the editors that explain main concepts.
  • Contains discussion questions that enhance the book's value for courses.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Approaches to Intercultural Discourse

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  2. Part II: Intercultural Communication: Case Studies

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  3. Part III: Cultural Contact: Issues of Identity

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  4. Part IV: Implications

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