Beyond misunderstanding : linguistic analyses of intercultural communication

edited by Kristin Bührig, Jan D. ten Thije

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.

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  • 1. Beyond Misunderstanding - Introduction (by Thije, Jan D. ten), p1-8
  • 2. Part one: Basic assumptions of the linguistic reconstruction of intercultural communication
  • 3. Multilingual repertoires and the consequences for linguistic theory (by Ludi, Georges), p11-42
  • 4. The cultural apparatus: Thoughts on the relationship between language, culture, and society (by Rehbein, Jochen), p43-96
  • 5. The notions of perspective and perspectivising in intercultural communication research (by Thije, Jan D. ten), p97-151
  • 6. Part two: Interactive analyses of intercultural discourse
  • 7. Perspectives in conflict: An analysis of German-German conversations (by Liebscher, Grit), p155-174
  • 8. Beyond 'misunderstandings' and 'cultural stereotypes': Analysing intercultural communication (by Hartog, Jennifer), p175-188
  • 9. Intercultural communication in institutional counselling sessions (by Rost-Roth, Martina), p189-215
  • 10. Ethnic and social groups and their linguistic categorization (by Day, Dennis), p217-244
  • 11. "How are you?" "I'm hot": An interactive analysis of small talk sequences in British-German telephone sales (by Bubel, Claudia), p245-259
  • 12. Where do 'we' fit in?: Linguistic inclusion and exclusion in a virtual community (by Fontaine, Lise), p261-288
  • 13. Communicating affect in intercultural lamentations in Caucasian Georgia (by Kotthoff, Helga), p289-311
  • 14. Beyond competence: A multiculturalist approach to intercultural communication (by Shi, Xu), p313-330
  • 15. Authors of Beyond Misunderstanding, p331-334
  • 16. Index, p335-339

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書名 Beyond misunderstanding : linguistic analyses of intercultural communication
著作者等 Thije, Jan D. ten
Buhrig Kristin
Bührig Kristin
シリーズ名 Pragmatics & beyond : new series
出版元 J. Benjamins
刊行年月 c2006
ページ数 vi, 339 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9027253870
NCID BA77015445
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言語 英語
出版国 オランダ