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Cross cultural communciation problems in Aboriginal Australia

Walsh, Michael

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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]

CollectionsANU North Australia Research Unit (NARU)
Date published: 1997
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/47329

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