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Understanding intercultural communication second edition

Understanding Intercultural Communication Second Edition

Chapter 6

What is the Connection between Verbal Communication & Culture?

Stella Ting-Toomey & Leeva C. Chung

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

PowerPoint Slides Designed by Alex Flecky and Noorie Baig


Today s menu

TODAY’S MENU

I. Human Language: Distinctive Features and Rule Patterns

II. Appreciating Diverse Language Functions

III. Verbal Communication Styles: A General Framework

IV. Intercultural Reality Check: Do-Ables


Do you know

Do you know…

  • The Top-3 Countries with the Most Native English-Language Speakers?

  • The Top-3 Countries with the Most Native Spanish-Language Speakers?

  • The Top-3 Most Widely-Spoken Languages Worldwide?

    (Ethnologue Database, 2010-11)


I human language distinctive features and rule patterns

I. Human Language: Distinctive Features and Rule Patterns

Language: An arbitrary, symbolic system that labels and categorizes objects, events, groups, people, ideas, feelings, experiences, and many other phenomena.

Can you guess how many languages exist worldwide?


I human language distinctive features and rule patterns1

I. Human Language: Distinctive Features and Rule Patterns

A. Distinctive Language Features

  • Arbitrariness: sounds and symbols

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  • Abstractness: concrete to abstract levels

  • Meaning-Centeredness: denotative and connotative levels of meaning

  • Creativity: productivity, displacement, eta-communicative


I human language distinctive features and rule patterns2

I. Human Language: Distinctive Features and Rule Patterns

B. Multiple Rule Patterns

  • Phonological Rules: Smallest unit of a word

  • Morphological Rules: Multiple sounds

  • Syntactic Rules: Grammar

  • Semantic Rules: Meaning

  • Pragmatic Rules: Contextual rules


Ii appreciating diverse language functions

II. Appreciating Diverse Language Functions

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Ii appreciating diverse language functions1

II. Appreciating Diverse Language Functions

A. Cultural Worldview Function

  • Linear worldview vs. Relational worldview

    B. Everyday Social Reality Function

    C. Cognitive Shaping Function

  • Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis: “the shaper of ideas”

  • Strong Form vs. Weak Form

    D. Group Membership Function

  • Code switching (Click to view related video)

    E. Social Change Function


Understanding intercultural communication second edition

II. Appreciating Diverse Language Functions: Cultural Worldview Function

Relational Worldview

Connected thinking

Context-based reasoning

Context and relationship

Continuum interpretation

Holistic big-picture mode

Long-term relational outcome

Linear Worldview

Rational thinking

Objective reasoning

Facts and evidence

Polarized interpretation

Analytical dissecting mode

Tangible outcome


Ii verbal communication styles a general framework

II. Verbal Communication Styles: A General Framework

LCC Patterns

Individualistic values

Linear logic

Direct verbal style

Matter of fact tone

Informal verbal style

Verbal assertiveness or talkativeness

Verbal self-enhancement style

HCC Patterns

Collectivistic values

Spiral logic

Indirect verbal style

Understated or animated tone

Formal verbal style

Verbal reticence or silence

Self-humbling style


Ii verbal communication styles a general framework1

II. Verbal Communication Styles: A General Framework

LCC – HCC Application Analysis:

  • The Joy Luck Club: Film Clip

  • Roommates Video

    DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  • Compare and contrast the different verbal styles of the people in the videos.

  • What did the low-context communicator say/do? What did the high-context communicator say/do?

  • What recommendations do you have for these communicators to make this conversation go better?


Ii verbal communication styles a general framework2

II. Verbal Communication Styles: A General Framework

Beliefs Expressed in Talk and Silence

  • Silence is interpreted and evaluated differently across cultures and between persons.

  • How do you interpret silence?

    Take a look at how the Japanese people use silence to mean different things…


Iv intercultural reality check do ables

IV. Intercultural Reality Check: Do-Ables

When using your native language with a nonnative speaker, to be flexible verbal communicators, try to practice the following guidelines:

  • Practice intercultural empathy

  • Learn to paraphrase and perception check

  • Use multiple modes of presentation

  • Practice language variation usage

  • Pay attention to nonverbal tone of voice

  • Understand basic differences of LCC and HCC patterns

  • Use nonverbal gestures to complement

  • Master the language pragmatic rule function


Parting thoughts

Parting Thoughts…

If you talk to a man

in a language he understands,

that goes to his head.

If you talk to him in his language,

that goes to his heart.

~ Nelson Mandela

Learn a new language

and get a new soul.

~ Czech Proverb


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