Intercultural Miscommunication Past and Present

Intercultural Miscommunication Past and Present

eBook - 2012
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Miscommunication has always intrigued researchers in and outside linguistics. This book takes a different perspective from what has been proposed so far and postulates a case for intercultural miscommunication as a linguistically-based phenomenon in various intercultural milieus. The contributions address cases of intercultural miscommunication in potentially confrontational contexts, like professional communities of practice, intercultural differences in various English-speaking countries, political discourse, classroom discourse, or the discourse of the past. The frameworks employed include cultural scripts, critical discourse analysis, lexicographic analysis, glosses of untranslatable terms, and diachronic pragmatics. The book shows the omnipresence of miscommunication, ranging from everyday exchanges through classroom discourse, professional encounters, to literary contexts and political debates, past and present.
Publisher: Frankfurt am Main : Peter Lang, 2012.
ISBN: 9783653013535
9783631621998
Characteristics: 1 online resource (262 pages) : illustrations.
Additional Contributors: Kryk-Kastovsky, Barbara
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