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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.
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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
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
(Ethnologue Database, 2010-11)
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?
A. Distinctive Language Features
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B. Multiple Rule Patterns
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A. Cultural Worldview Function
B. Everyday Social Reality Function
C. Cognitive Shaping Function
D. Group Membership Function
E. Social Change Function
II. Appreciating Diverse Language Functions: Cultural Worldview Function
Context and relationship
Holistic big-picture mode
Long-term relational outcome
Facts and evidence
Analytical dissecting mode
Direct verbal style
Matter of fact tone
Informal verbal style
Verbal assertiveness or talkativeness
Verbal self-enhancement style
Indirect verbal style
Understated or animated tone
Formal verbal style
Verbal reticence or silence
LCC – HCC Application Analysis:
Beliefs Expressed in Talk and Silence
Take a look at how the Japanese people use silence to mean different things…
When using your native language with a nonnative speaker, to be flexible verbal communicators, try to practice the following guidelines:
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