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Intercultural Discourse and Communication : The Essential Readings - Scott F. Kiesling

Intercultural Discourse and Communication

The Essential Readings


Published: 2nd August 2004
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<i>Intercultural Discourse and Communication: The Essential Readings </i>is a collection of articles that discuss major theoretical approaches, case studies of cultural and sub-cultural contact from around the globe, issues of identity in 'bicultural' individuals, and the 'real world' implications of intercultural contact and conflict. <br><ul><br><li>Collects articles that describe and analyze discourse and communication in several channels, including spoken, written, and signed. <br><li>Considers various group organizations such as culture/subculture, gender, race/ethnicity, social class, age, and region. <br><li>Includes brief introductions to each section by the editors that explain main concepts. <br><li>Contains discussion questions that enhance the book&#8217;s value for courses.</li></ul>

"After twenty-five years teaching cross-culturalcommunication using a reading packet I put together myself, at lasthere is a Reader that I feel I can use. Kiesling and Paulston haveassembled a rich collection of essays spanning a broad range ofcultural contexts representing an anthropological/sociolinguisticapproach to intercultural discourse." Deborah Tannen, GeorgetownUniversity

"The subtitle The Essential Readings aptlydescribes this collection. It provides a convenient source ofclassic primary texts for graduate courses in cross-culturalcommunication, as well as for personal professional libraries. Theorganization of articles as foundational/ theoretical works, casestudies, cultural content and identity pieces, and applications to'real-world' problems makes this Reader highlyadaptable for diverse foci of interest within interactionalsociolinguistics." Muriel Saville-Troike, University of Arizona

"A significant resource for both undergraduate and graduatestudents studying sociolinguistics, communication, socialanthropology, and social psychology." Journal ofSociolinguistics

"As a collection, this volume will definitely be ofinterest to researchers, instructors, and students of interculturalcommunication...Kiesling and Paulston have successfully met thechallenge of deciding what to include. The selection and especiallythe sequencing of the work is well motivated...Care has beentaken to include essays that concentrate on presenting issues fromthe perspective of speakers from a less dominant group."The Linguist List

"This book offers foundational and new theoreticalreadings, as well as case studies of cultural and sub-culturalcontact and conflicts in the 'real world'." Pragmatics

Notes on Authors.



PART I: Approaches to Intercultural Discourse.


1. Models of the Interaction of Language and Social Life: Toward a Descriptive Theory (Dell Hymes).

2. Ethnography of Speaking: Toward a Linguistics of the Praxis (Alessandro Duranti).

3. Interethnic Communication (John J. Gumperz)'.

4. communicating in a Multilingual Society: Some Missed Opportunities (Rajendra Singh, Jayant Lele, and Gita Martohardjono).

5. Linguistic Etiquette (Gabriele Kasper).

6. Constructing Social Identity: A Language Socialization Perspective (Elinor Ochs).

7. Norms of Sociocultural Meaning in Language: Indexicality, Stance, and Cultural Models (Scott F. Kiesling).

Discussion Questions..

PART II: Intercultural Communication: Case Studies.


8. Why Tell Stories? Contrasting Themes and Identities in the Narratives of Maori and Pakeha Women and Men (Janet Holmes).

9. New York Jewish Conversational Style (Deborah Tannen).

10. Swedishness as an Obstacle in Cross-Cultural Interaction (Ake Daun).

11. The Presence and Absence of Speech in the Communication of Gender (Penelope Harvey).

12. Hearing What's Not Said and Missing What Is: Black Language in White Public Space (H. Samy Alim).

13. Pronouns of Address in Swedish: Social Class Semantics and a Changing System (Christina Bratt Paulston).

14. Off-Record Indirectness and the Notion of Imposition (Maria Sifianou).

15. Cultural Differences in Framing: American and Japanese Group Discussions (Suwako Watanabe).

PART III: Cultural Contact: Issues of Identity.


16. Learning Language/ Learning Self (Karen Ogulnick).

17. The Language of Multiple Identities among Dominican Americans (Benjamin Bailey).

18. Biculturalism: Some Reflections and Speculations (Christina Bratt Paulston).

Discussion Questions. .

PART IV: Implications.


19. A Comparison of Indian and Anglo Communicative Behavior in Classroom Interaction (Susan U. Philips).

20. Beyond Difference and Domination? Intercultural Communication in Legal Contexts (Diana Eades).

Discussion Questions.


ISBN: 9780631235446
ISBN-10: 0631235442
Series: Linguistics: The Essential Readings (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 2nd August 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.49 x 17.07  x 2.67
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1