Language and Intercultural Communication in the New Era

Language and Intercultural Communication in the New Era

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Studies of intercultural communication in applied linguistics initially focused on miscommunication, mainly between native and non-native speakers of English. The advent of the twenty-first century has witnessed, however, a revolution in the contexts and contents of intercultural communication; technological advances such as chat rooms, emails, personal weblogs, Facebook, Twitter, mobile text messaging on the one hand, and the accelerated pace of peoplea€™s international mobility on the other have given a new meaning to the term 'intercultural communication'. Given the remarkable growth in the prevalence of intercultural communication among people from many cultural backgrounds, and across many contexts and channels, conceptual divides such as 'native/non-native' are now almost irrelevant. This has caused the power attached to English and native speaker-like English to lose much of its automatic domination. Such developments have provided new opportunities, as well as challenges, for the study of intercultural communication and its increasingly complex nature. This book showcases recent studies in the field in a multitude of contexts to enable a collective effort towards advancements in the area.Following the style of the shortcuts used in this online instruction manual, we indicate the provenance of pages in the latter category as WikipediaWP. 4. We understand that this method is still employed by many law librarians. 5. Not that catsanbsp;...

Title:Language and Intercultural Communication in the New Era
Author:Farzad Sharifian, Maryam Jamarani
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-01-04


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