Handbook of Intercultural Communication

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Helga Kotthoff, Helen Spencer-Oatey
Mouton de Gruyter, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 560 pages
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In today s globalized world of international contact and multicultural interaction, effective intercultural communication is increasingly seen as a pre-requisite for social harmony and organisational success. This handbook takes a "problem-solving"approach to the various issues that arise in real-life intercultural interaction. The editors have brought together experts from a range of disciplines, including linguistics, psychology and anthropology, to provide a multidisciplinary perspective on the field, whilst simultaneously anchoring it in Applied Linguistics.

Key features:

  • provides a state-of-the-art description of different areas in the context of intercultural communication
  • presents a critical appraisal of the relevance of the field
  • offers solutionsfor everyday language-related problems
  • international handbook with contributions from renowned experts in the field
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Contents

Introduction
1
Assessing and developing intercultural competence
5
A cognitive pragmatic perspective on communication and culture
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Helga Kotthoff, Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg, Freiburg/Br., Germany;Helen Spencer-Oatey , University of Warwick, UK.

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