Beyond Misunderstanding: Linguistic Analyses of Intercultural Communication

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Kristin Bührig, Jan D. ten Thije
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 339 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Beyond misunderstanding
1
Basic assumptions of the linguistic reconstruction of intercultural communication
9
Multilingual repertoires and the consequences for linguistic theory
11
The cultural apparatus
43
Notions of perspective and perspectivising in intercultural communication research
97
Interactive analyses of intercultural discourse
153
Perspectives in conflict
155
Beyond misunderstandings and cultural stereotypes
175
Ethnic and social groups and their linguistic categorization
217
How are you? Im hot
245
Where do we fit in?
261
Communicating affect in intercultural lamentations in Caucasian Georgia
289
Beyond competence
313
Authors of Beyond Misunderstanding
331
Index
335
The Pragmatics Beyond New Series
340

Intercultural communication in institutional counselling sessions
189

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