Cross-cultural communication and miscommunication: The role of cultural keywords
The experience of immigrants and other people who live transcultural lives (cf. Besemeres and Wierzbicka eds., Translating lives: Living with two languages and cultures, University of Queensland Press, 2007) confirms that different societies and lingua-cultures have different tacit norms for interpersonal communication; and that such differences matter a great deal in many people's lives. Every lingua-culture inherits, and transmits, historically and culturally-shaped ways of thinking. This...[Show more]
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