Intercultural Communication: An Advanced Resource Book for Students

Author(s): Adrian Holliday


Routledge Applied Linguistics is a series of comprehensive textbooks, providing students and researchers with the support they need for advanced study in the core areas of English language and Applied Linguistics. Each book in the series guides readers through three main sections, enabling them to explore and develop major themes within the discipline. * Section A, Introduction, establishes the key terms and concepts and extends readers' techniques of analysis through practical application. * Section B, Extension, brings together influential articles, sets them in context, and discusses their contribution to the field. * Section C, Exploration, builds on knowledge gained in the first two sections, setting thoughtful tasks around further illustrative material. This enables readers to engage more actively with the subject matter and encourages them to develop their own research responses. Throughout the book, topics are revisited, extended, interwoven and deconstructed, with the reader's understanding strengthened by tasks and follow-up questions.
This highly-successful text introduces and explores the dynamic area of intercultural communication, and the updated third edition features: * new readings by Prue Holmes, Fred Dervin, Lei Guo and Summer Harlow, Miriam Sobre-Denton and Nilanjana Bardhan, which reflect the most recent developments in the field * refreshed and expanded examples and exercises including new material on the world of business, radicalisation and cultural fundamentalism * extended discussion of topics which include cutting-edge material on cosmopolitanism, immigrants' intercultural communication and cultural travel * revised further reading Written by experienced teachers and researchers in the field, Intercultural Communication, Third edition provides an essential textbook for advanced students studying this topic.


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Adrian Holliday is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. John Kullman is a Principal Lecturer in the Department of English and Language Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. Martin Hyde is Director of Operations for Student Recruitment and Events at PlattForm Education UK.

Introduction SECTION A: INTRODUCTION - DEFINING CONCEPTS THEME 1 IDENTITY Unit A1.1 People like me Unit A1.2 Artefacts of culture Unit A1.3 Identity card THEME 2 OTHERING Unit A2.1 Communication is about not presuming Unit A2.2 Cultural dealing Unit A2.3 Power and discourse THEME 3 REPRESENTATION Unit A3.1 Cultural refugee Unit A3.2 Complex images Unit A3.3 The paradoxes of institutional life Unit A3.4 Disciplines for intercultural communication SECTION B: EXTENSION INTRODUCTION Unit B0.1 'Culture' and 'community' in everyday discourse Unit B0.2 'Culture' - Definitions and perspectives Unit B0.3 Current and previous approaches to the study of intercultural communication THEME 1 IDENTITY Unit B1.1 Identity as a personal project Unit B1.2 Globalization and identity Unit B1.3 Discourse and identity Unit B1.4 Discourse, identity and intercultural communication Unit B1.5 Identity and language learning THEME 2 OTHERING Unit B2.1 Othering - Focus on Japan Unit B2.2 Images of the Other Unit B2.3 Power and the Other in intercultural communication Unit B2.4 Power and the Other in educational contexts Unit B2.5 The Other and the tourist gaze THEME 3 REPRESENTATION Unit B3.1 The representation of identity: Personality and its social construction Unit B3.2 Social constructionism and social representations Unit B3.3 Representation in the media - The case of 'asylum seekers' Unit B3.4 Representation of Identity Online Unit B3.5 Cultural constructs in intercultural training and education Unit B3.6 Challenging Cultural Constructs in Intercultural Training and Education SECTION C: EXPLORATION THEME 1 IDENTITY Unit C1.1 The story of the self Unit C1.2 Becoming the self by defining the Other Unit C1.3 Undoing cultural fundamentalism Unit C1.4 Investigating discourse and power Unit C1.5 Locality and transcendence of locality: Factors in identity formation THEME 2 OTHERING Unit C2.1 Othering Unit C2.2 'As you speak, therefore you are' Unit C2.3 The 'located' self Unit C2.4 Integrating the Other Unit C2.5 'Are you what you are supposed to be?' THEME 3 REPRESENTATION Unit C3.1 'You are, therefore I am' Unit C3.2 'Schemas': fixed or flexible? Unit C3.3 'What's underneath?' Unit C3.4 'Manufacturing the self' Unit C3.5 'Minimal clues lead to big conclusions'

General Fields

  • : 9781138183636
  • : Routledge
  • : Routledge
  • : October 2016
  • : 246mm X 174mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 344
  • : 3rd Revised edition
  • : Paperback
  • : Adrian Holliday