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Verbal Issues in Intercultural Communication

  1. 1. Verbal Issues in Intercultural Communication 911Thursday, February 23, 2012
  2. 2. I. Introduction II.The Study of Language III.Cultural Variations in Language IV.Communicating Across Differences V.Language and Power VI.Moving Between LanguagesThursday, February 23, 2012
  3. 3. What are the top ten languages in the world?Thursday, February 23, 2012
  4. 4. What are the top ten languages in the world? Chinese-mandarinThursday, February 23, 2012
  5. 5. What are the top ten languages in the world? Chinese-mandarin englishThursday, February 23, 2012
  6. 6. What are the top ten languages in the world? Chinese-mandarin english spanishThursday, February 23, 2012
  7. 7. What are the top ten languages in the world? Chinese-mandarin english spanish bengaliThursday, February 23, 2012
  8. 8. What are the top ten languages in the world? Chinese-mandarin english spanish bengali hindiThursday, February 23, 2012
  9. 9. What are the top ten languages in the world? Chinese-mandarin english spanish bengali hindi portugueseThursday, February 23, 2012
  10. 10. What are the top ten languages in the world? Chinese-mandarin english spanish bengali hindi portuguese russianThursday, February 23, 2012
  11. 11. What are the top ten languages in the world? Chinese-mandarin english spanish bengali hindi portuguese russian japaneseThursday, February 23, 2012
  12. 12. What are the top ten languages in the world? Chinese-mandarin english spanish bengali hindi portuguese russian japanese germanThursday, February 23, 2012
  13. 13. What are the top ten languages in the world? Chinese-mandarin english spanish bengali hindi portuguese russian japanese german arabicThursday, February 23, 2012
  14. 14. I. Introduction II.The Study of Language III.Cultural Variations in Language IV.Communicating Across Differences V.Language and Power VI.Moving Between LanguagesThursday, February 23, 2012
  15. 15. the study of LANGUAGE Linguistics • phonology • semantics • syntactics • pragmaticsThursday, February 23, 2012
  16. 16. language and perception • The power effects of labels • Does your language determine your perception of reality?Thursday, February 23, 2012
  17. 17. I. Introduction II.The Study of Language III.Cultural Variations in Language IV.Communicating Across Differences V.Language and Power VI.Moving Between LanguagesThursday, February 23, 2012
  18. 18. Culture • attitudes toward speaking, writing and silence • communication style • contextual rulesThursday, February 23, 2012
  19. 19. Culture • high-context vs. low context • direct style vs. indirect • elaborate style vs. understatedThursday, February 23, 2012
  20. 20. I. Introduction II.The Study of Language III.Cultural Variations in Language IV.Communicating Across Differences V.Language and Power VI.Moving Between LanguagesThursday, February 23, 2012
  21. 21. Differences Which language and style should be used? ✴ your language ✴ their language ✴ combo?Thursday, February 23, 2012
  22. 22. I. Introduction II.The Study of Language III.Cultural Variations in Language IV.Communicating Across Differences V.Language and Power VI.Moving Between LanguagesThursday, February 23, 2012
  23. 23. Co-cultural groups Language and social positions are used differently. Power is a central element in social relations and interaction.Thursday, February 23, 2012
  24. 24. Assimilation Trying to become like the dominant group is assimilation. • non-assertive • assertive • aggressiveThursday, February 23, 2012
  25. 25. Accommodation Trying to adapt to the dominant group.Thursday, February 23, 2012
  26. 26. Separation Trying to remain separate from the dominant group.Thursday, February 23, 2012
  27. 27. The “power” effects of Labels Labels tell our social identity. ✴ trapped feeling ✴ relationships ✴ social positionThursday, February 23, 2012
  28. 28. I. Introduction II.The Study of Language III.Cultural Variations in Language IV.Communicating Across Differences V.Language and Power VI.Moving Between LanguagesThursday, February 23, 2012
  29. 29. Multilingualism ✴ bilinguals ✴ multi-linguals ✴ language acquisitionThursday, February 23, 2012
  30. 30. Translation and Interpretation ✴ written ✴ verbal ✴ equivalencyThursday, February 23, 2012
  31. 31. Politics and Policies ✴ Official languages ✴ USA has no law on language ✴ ebonics ✴ politics ✴ economicsThursday, February 23, 2012

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