English: one language, different cultures

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Cassell, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 269 pages
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British and American English are undoubtedly the most popular varieties of English taught to students around the world and many tend to forget that they are learning the language spoken not only by the majority of British and Americans, but also by Australians, Canadians, and New Zealanders. This book contains chapters by different contributors which serve as an introduction to culturally determined aspects of communicating in British, Australian, Canadian, New Zealand and American societies. The authors highlight those areas where the inability to communicate effectively is based on false perceptions or stereotypes of national behavior.

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Contents

English Around the World
26
British Shibboleths
46
4 Australia the Great South Land
83
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