Intercultural Communication: A Critical Introduction

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Combining perspectives from discourse analysis and sociolinguistics, this introduction provides students with a comprehensive, up-to-date and critical overview of the field of intercultural communication. Ingrid Piller explains communication in context using two main approaches.The first treats cultural identity, difference and similarity as discursive constructions. The second, informed by bilingualism studies, highlights the use and prestige of different languages and language varieties as well as the varying access that speakers have to them. Linguistics students will find this book a useful tool for studying language and globalization as well as applied linguistics. Key features include: Case studies from around the world Learning objectives, key points, exercises and suggestions for further reading in each chapter Reader-friendly, accessible style.

LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages208
ISBN (Electronic)9780748688326
ISBN (Print)9780748632831, 9780748632848
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Piller, I. (2011). Intercultural Communication: A Critical Introduction. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Piller, Ingrid. / Intercultural Communication : A Critical Introduction. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2011. 208 p.
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