Handbook of Intercultural Communication

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Helga Kotthoff, Helen Spencer-Oatey
Mouton de Gruyter, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 560 pages

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 solutions of everyday language-related problems
  • international handbook with contributions from renown experts in the field

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Assessing and developing intercultural competence
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About the author (2007)

Helga Kotthoff, Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg, Freiburg/Br., Germany;Helen Spencer-Oatey , University of Warwick, UK.

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