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Intercultural Miscommunication Past and Present

by Barbara Kryk-Kastovsky (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 262 Pages

Summary

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.

Details

Pages
262
ISBN (PDF)
9783653013535
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631621998
Language
English
Publication date
2012 (May)
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien, 2012. 262 pp., 16 tables, 7 graphs

Biographical notes

Barbara Kryk-Kastovsky (Volume editor)

Barbara Kryk-Kastovsky is professor emerita at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań (Poland). She teaches at University of Vienna and Academy of Management in Warsaw, where she holds a professorial position. Her research interests include synchronic and diachronic pragmatics, intercultural communication, text linguistics, and discourse analysis.

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