Encounters between Aboriginal and other Australians too often create discomfort despite good will on both sides. A few examples of such encounters are presented and these raise the question of how common cross cultural communications problems can be avoided.
Despite observations by a number of scholars on communication problems in Aboriginal Australia (eg Eades, Harris, Liberman) there is no unifying explanatory model. Two intersecting sets of variables are posited: dyadic vs communal;...[Show more]
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