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The Handbook of Communication in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Edited by: Donal Carbaugh

Print publication date:  September  2016
Online publication date:  August  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138892095
eBook ISBN: 9781315709321
Adobe ISBN: 9781317485605

10.4324/9781315709321
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This handbook brings together 26 ethnographic research reports from around the world about communication. The studies explore 13 languages from 17 countries across 6 continents. Together, the studies examine, through cultural analyses, communication practices in cross-cultural perspective. In doing so, and as a global community of scholars, the studies explore the diversity in ways communication is understood around the world, examine specific cultural traditions in the study of communication, and thus inform readers about the range of ways communication is understood around the world. Some of the communication practices explored include complaining, hate speech, irreverence, respect, and uses of the mobile phone. The focus of the handbook, however, is dual in that it brings into view both communication as an academic discipline and its use to unveil culturally situated practices. By attending to communication in these ways, as a discipline and a specific practice, the handbook is focused on, and will be an authoritative resource for understanding communication in cross-cultural perspective. Designed at the nexus of various intellectual traditions such as the ethnography of communication, linguistic ethnography, and cultural approaches to discourse, the handbook employs, then, a general approach which, when used, understands communication in its particular cultural scenes and communities.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Communication in Cross-Cultural Perspective Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Terms for Talk, Take 2 Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Russian Perspectives on Communication Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Arabic Language Ideology and Communication Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Oplakvane [Complaining] and What It Teaches Us about Communication in Bulgarian Discourse Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Jammern [Whining] as a German Way of Speaking Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Cultural Assumptions of Chinese Communication Download PDF
Chapter  8:  “Laid Back” and “Irreverent” Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Mockery and (Non-)Seriousness in Initial Interactions amongst American and Australian Speakers of English Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Some Distinctive Taiwanese Communication Practices and Their Cultural Meanings Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Optimal Form and Its Use in Cross-cultural Analysis Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Diaosi [Underdog Talk] as a Way of Relating in Contemporary China Download PDF
Chapter  13:  A Perilous Journey Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Finnish Terms for Talk on the Mobile Phone Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Mobile Phone Technology Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Piropo [Amorous Flattery] as a Cultural Term for Talk in the Spanish-Speaking World Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Respeto [Respect] in Disrespect Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Chinese Conceptualizations of Communication Download PDF
Chapter  19:  “Sitting” as a Communication Ritual with Special Attention to Alcohol Consumption in Russian Culture Download PDF
Chapter  20:  “Ma’iingan Is Our Brother” Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Cultural Communication within Nicaraguan Cooperative Meetings Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Mediation Discourse in the United States and Belarus Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Discourse of Dictatorship in Central Eastern Europe and the Case of Hungarian “Hate Speech” Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Tokbek [Talk-back], Israeli Speech Economy, and Other Non-deliberative Terms for Political Talk Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Political Condemnations Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Friday Sermon ‘Khutbah’ at the Mosque Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Effective Evangelism Download PDF
Chapter  28:  “Drawing Back to a Sense of the Whole” Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Epilogue Download PDF
Author_Index Download PDF
Subject_Index Download PDF
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