Intercultural communication

a critical introduction

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A comprehensive and critical overview of the field of intercultural communication.
Combining perspectives from discourse analysis and sociolinguistics, the second edition of this popular textbook provides students with an up-to-date 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.
The new edition includes
A new chapter devoted to intercultural communication in school that will explore intercultural communication in teaching and learning
An overview of key theoretical discussions related to language in super-diverse contexts
Learning objectives, key points, exercises and suggestions for further reading in each chapter
Case studies from around the world
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages227
ISBN (Electronic)9781474412933, 9781474412926
ISBN (Print)9781474412919, 9781474412902
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017

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    Piller, I. (2017). Intercultural communication: a critical introduction. (2nd ed.) Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.