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Communication Modes, French

Peeters, Bert


The focus of this entry is on modes of communication that are widespread among the French of France. In general terms, the French have an acute sense of individuality and of personal autonomy, which leads them to adopt an interactional style that is often perceived as being rather formal. Individuality and personal autonomy also translate into a highly valued freedom of opinion. The French are known for the swiftness of their stance‐taking on the most various topics. Frankness is an important...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017-12-13
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication
DOI: 10.1002/9781118783665.ieicc0133


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