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The “Cultural Baggage” of English and Its Significance in the World at Large

Anna Wierzbicka

in English: Meaning and Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195174748
eISBN:
9780199788514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174748.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter discusses the significance of the “cultural baggage” of English in a world in which English is increasingly functioning as a global lingua franca. It discusses the use of English by ... More


Intercultural communication in palliative care

James Hallenbeck and Vyjeyanthi S Periyakoil

in Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238361
eISBN:
9780191730290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0033
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Communication occurs in cultural contexts, which are in turn determined by a host of variables — ethnicity, religion, geographic origin, gender, sexual orientation, social role, and age, among ... More


Keepin' It Real: School Success Beyond Black and White

Prudence L. Carter

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195168624
eISBN:
9780199943968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168624.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

How can we help African American and Latino students perform better in the classroom and on exams? Why are so many African American and Latino students performing less well than their Asian and White ... More


Teaching Intercultural Communication in a Chinese Perspective

Shen Zhaohua

in Discourse as Cultural Struggle

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098114
eISBN:
9789882206830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098114.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the current educational discourse on intercultural communication in China. It suggests that successful intercultural communication involves not only a person's linguistic ... More


Mediated Business Interactions: Intercultural Communication Between Speakers of Spanish

Rosina Marquez Reiter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637201
eISBN:
9780748651559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637201.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This book examines mediated business interaction in Spanish. It focuses on communication between native speakers of Spanish from different Spanish-speaking countries with a view to informing our ... More


Intercultural Professional Communication: Approaches and Issues

Kenneth C. C. Kong and Winnie Cheng

in Professional Communication: Collaboration between Academics and Practitioners

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099654
eISBN:
9789882207295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099654.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Through the internalization of trade and information, as well as globalization, intercultural communication has increasingly gained importance, particularly in professional communication, since those ... More


Business Communication across Cultures: A Theoretical Perspective

Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini

in Professional Communication: Collaboration between Academics and Practitioners

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099654
eISBN:
9789882207295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099654.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In taking on the intercultural encounters, particularly in business and professional settings, examining concepts and frameworks that are usually taken for granted individually would prove to be ... More


Anglo Cultural Scripts Seen through Middle Eastern Eyes

Anna Wierzbicka

in English: Meaning and Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195174748
eISBN:
9780199788514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174748.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter introduces the theory of “cultural scripts” and shows how it can help to explain miscommunication between “Anglos” and people from other cultural backgrounds. The notion of “cultural ... More


Some Final Reflections: Towards an Understanding of Intercultural Communication in Spanish

Rosina Márquez Reiter

in Mediated Business Interactions: Intercultural Communication Between Speakers of Spanish

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637201
eISBN:
9780748651559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637201.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This final chapter examines segments of some of the calls in which intercultural issues surface and have an effect on the ensuing interaction. It also reports on some of the recurrent patterns ... More


The Impact of Communication Behaviors on Expertise Recognition in Intercultural Collaboration

Wang Liao, Patrick MacDonald, and Y. Connie Yuan

in Expertise, Communication, and Organizing

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198739227
eISBN:
9780191802317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739227.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

This chapter provides a review of how communication influences processes of expertise recognition in groups. Particular attention is paid to how differences in group members’ opportunities to ... More


Introduction

Rosina Márquez Reiter

in Mediated Business Interactions: Intercultural Communication Between Speakers of Spanish

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637201
eISBN:
9780748651559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637201.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to explore the activities that human beings, in their roles of service providers and customers, engage in to supply and ... More


Voice from the Black Box: Sylvain Bemba's Black Wedding Candles for Blessed Antigone

Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson

in Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586196
eISBN:
9780191728754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586196.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses Sylvain Bemba's 1988 play Noces Posthumes de Santigone (Black Wedding Candles for Blessed Antigone). It argues that Bemba's play dramatises the fragility of communication within ... More


Towards a Narrative Pachacutic: Rosa Cuchillo

Anne Lambright

in Andean Truths: Transitional Justice, Ethnicity, and Cultural Production in Post-Shining Path Peru

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382516
eISBN:
9781786945471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382516.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter studies Rosa Cuchillo (1997), by indigenous-mestizo writer, Oscar Colchado Lucio. Narrated by three indigenous characters, the novel portrays both the Shining Path’s and the state’s ... More


“We are men”: Native American and Euroamerican Projections of Masculinity During the Seven Years’ War

Tyler Boulware

in New Men: Manliness in Early America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814727805
eISBN:
9780814728475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814727805.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how discourses of masculinity among British, Americans, and Native Americans during the Seven Years' War informed that conflict. It begins by describing the cultural background ... More


Contemporary Tongan Artists and the Reshaping of Oceanic Identity

Paul van der Grijp

in Changing Contexts, Shifting Meanings: Transformations of Cultural Traditions in Oceania

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833664
eISBN:
9780824870355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833664.003.0018
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

During the late 1980s and early 1990s a generation of scholars examined and discussed the reconstruction of traditions and their politicization in the Pacific. This debate about the revival of ... More


Antigone's Journey: From Athens to Edinburgh, via Paris and Tbilisi

Lorna Hardwick

in Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586196
eISBN:
9780191728754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586196.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on a 2001 Georgian production of Anouilh's Antigone, directed by Temur Chkheidze and presented at the Edinburgh festival, and analyses ‘what happens when traditions intersect at ... More


Imprisoned in English: The Hazards of English as a Default Language

Anna Wierzbicka

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199321490
eISBN:
9780199369263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321490.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, English Language

Imprisoned in English is intended for educated readers in general, as well as scholars across a broad range of disciplines. The main idea, reflected in the title, is that in the present ... More


Hinduism and Human Rights

Werner Menski

in Religion and Human Rights: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199733453
eISBN:
9780190258269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199733453.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines whether Hinduism is compatible with human rights. Using the methodology of legal pluralism and what AbdullahiAn-Na'im calls “civic reason,” it analyzes the claim that Hindu ... More


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