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Crosstalk and Culture in Sino-American Communication (Studies in Interactional Sociolinguistics) Author: -
Title: Crosstalk and Culture in Sino-American Communication (Studies in Interactional Sociolinguistics)
ISBN: 0521024072
ISBN13: 978-0521024075
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Pages: 240 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (February 13, 2006)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1666 kb
Size EPUB version: 1313 kb
Subcategory: Humanities




Chinese and Americans often unwittingly communicate at cross-purposes because they are misled by the cultural trappings of talk. This book aims to clarify their misunderstandings by tracing the development of Chinese communicative strategies from Confucius to the boardrooms and streets of Hong Kong. Its formal analysis of taped interchanges and in-depth interviews reveals Chinese speakers' distinctive ways of communicating and relating, thus highlighting the pitfalls of hidden assumptions underlying talk.