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Managing Intercultural Communication (6 points)


Leader: Dr Heather Bowe

South Africa Second semester 2003 (Day)
Berwick First semester 2004 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit examines basic concepts of intercultural communication: face and politeness in language; the relation between cultural values and discourse; cultural variation in speech acts, turn taking rules and formulaic patterns; cultural differences in the organization of written and spoken discourse; and examines their interaction in intercultural communication in the global context. Case studies drawn from a wide variety of cultures will provide opportunities to examine language use in light of broader cultural, political and social issues such as stereotyping and discriminatory language, cultural expectation and attitudes, cultural awareness training, language reform and policies.

Assessment: Class presentation and written summary (500 words): 20% + Research Assignment (2000 words): 40% + Exam (2 hours/ 2000 word equivalent): 40%

Contact Hours: 2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial OR a two hour lecture/seminar)

Prerequisites: A first-year sequence in Linguistics, English, Communications, International Studies, Tourism, Management, or a Language

Prohibitions: LIN2470, LIN3470, LIN2160, INT3010

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