Directness and Indirectness Across Cultures

Author: Sara Mills
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137340398
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This book analyses the complex relationship between directness, indirectness, politeness and impoliteness. Definitions of directness and indirectness are discussed and problematised from a discursive theoretical perspective.

Directness and Indirectness Across Cultures

Author: Karen Grainger
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137340382
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Directness may often be considered rude in English, but in other languages it signals closeness and honesty. Equally, indirectness can be judged to be polite in English, whereas in other languages it can be regarded as cold and distancing. This book analyses why this is and provides the reader with a set of tools to investigate directness and indirectness in interaction. The authors examine the way that these differences in evaluation may lead to misunderstanding in conversations, focussing on the difficulty in clearly defining and isolating directness and indirectness. Situated within a discursive theoretical perspective, the book shows, through the analysis of role plays, naturally occurring data and interviews, how it is possible to analyse interactants' evaluations and assessments of directness and indirectness.

Directness and Indirectness Across Cultures

Author: Sara Mills
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781349558711
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This book analyses the complex relationship between directness, indirectness, politeness and impoliteness. Definitions of directness and indirectness are discussed and problematised from a discursive theoretical perspective.

The Culture Map INTL ED

Author: Erin Meyer
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610396715
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Whether you work in a home office or abroad, business success in our ever more globalized and virtual world requires the skills to navigate through cultural differences and decode cultures foreign to your own. Renowned expert Erin Meyer is your guide through this subtle, sometimes treacherous terrain where people from starkly different backgrounds are expected to work harmoniously together. When you have Americans who precede anything negative with three nice comments; French, Dutch, Israelis, and Germans who get straight to the point (“your presentation was simply awful”); Latin Americans and Asians who are steeped in hierarchy; Scandinavians who think the best boss is just one of the crowd—the result can be, well, sometimes interesting, even funny, but often disastrous. Even with English as a global language, it's easy to fall into cultural traps that endanger careers and sink deals when, say, a Brazilian manager tries to fathom how his Chinese suppliers really get things done, or an American team leader tries to get a handle on the intra-team dynamics between his Russian and Indian team members. In The Culture Map, Erin Meyer provides a field-tested model for decoding how cultural differences impact international business. She combines a smart analytical framework with practical, actionable advice for succeeding in a global world.

Culturally Speaking

Author: Helen Spencer-Oatey
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826466365
Format: PDF
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Using the theory of "politeness" as a springboard, Culturally Speaking develops a new framework for analyzing interactions. The book examines both comparative and interactive aspects of cross-cultural communication through a variety of disciplines, theories, and empirical data. Anyone interested in exploring intercultural communication will find this volume lucid and insightful.

Politeness in Mexico and the United States

Author: J. César Félix-Brasdefer
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027291446
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book explores the issue of politeness phenomena and socially appropriate behavior in two societies, Mexico and the United States, in three different contexts: refusing invitations, requests, and suggestions. In addition to a state-of-the-art review of the speech act of refusals in numerous languages, the book provides a rigorous analysis of data collection methods utilized to examine speech act behavior at the production and perception levels. Many examples of native speaker interactions illustrate the similarities and differences observed in the realization patterns and the perception of refusals by Mexicans and Americans in formal and informal situations. The data are analyzed in terms of refusal sequences and pragmatic strategies which are strategically used to carry out relational work during the negotiation of face. The results of the quantitative and qualitative analyses are interpreted in light of the notions of face, politeness, and relational work in Mexico and the United States. This publication will be of interest to researchers and students in pragmatics and discourse analysis, cross-cultural communication, and sociology.

Coaching Across Cultures

Author: Philippe Rosinski
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey International
ISBN: 1857884795
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Shows how to integrate the cultural dimension into coaching and coaching skills into intercultural work.

Communicating Across Cultures at Work

Author: Maureen Guirdham
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230345964
Format: PDF, ePub
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Examines intercultural communication in the workplace. Firmly grounded in theory, it offers practical suggestions on how people can develop cultural awareness and communication skills to enable greater understanding and appreciation of those from different backgrounds. Fully updated with the latest research, this makes an ideal core text.

Methods in Pragmatics

Author: Andreas H. Jucker
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110427524
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Methods in Pragmatics provides a systematic overview of the different types of data, the different methods of data collection and data analysis used in pragmatic research. It offers authoritative and comprehensive surveys of the entire breadth of methods and methodologies. Part 1 covers introspectional, philosophical and cognitive pragmatics. Part 2 is devoted to experimental pragmatics, including discourse completion and dialogue construction tasks, role-plays and other production and comprehension tasks. Part 3 reviews observational pragmatics including ethnographic and discourse analytic methods, and part 4, finally, is devoted to corpus pragmatics including accounts of corpus compilation, annotation and data retrieval specific to pragmatic research. Each contribution provides a state-of-the-art account of the precise workings of one particular method, its applications in the relevant research literature as well as a critical assessment of its strengths and weaknesses and the type of pragmatic research questions for which it is most suitable.