LINGUIST List 13.440

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Books: Sociolinguistics

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  1. Coleman, Sarah, Sociolinguistics/Intercultural Communication

Message 1: Sociolinguistics/Intercultural Communication

Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 10:50:37 -0500
From: Coleman, Sarah <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics/Intercultural Communication


Professional Communication in International Settings
Yuling Pan, Suzanne Wong Scollon, and Ron Scollon
All Georgetown University

In today's global business environment it is necessary to communicate
successfully across cultural boundaries of languages, styles, and
values. Professional Communication in International Settings provides
a practical way to help individuals deal with a variety of cultural
practices by systematically developing their own capacity to learn
culturally appropriate behaviors and actions.
The book uses four communicative activities; telephone calls, resumes,
presentations, and meetings; to show how the rapid development of new
media technologies and new contacts changes each area of professional
communication. The volume presents a method for cooperative and
comparative exchanges that allow organizational groups to get the
information they need directly from their counterparts without lengthy
training programs. Professional Communication in International
Settings is a vital resource for both individuals and corporate groups
looking to succeed in today's global market.

List of Figures. 
1.Analyzing Communication in the International Workplace.
2. The Telephone Call: When Technology Intervenes.
3. The Resum�: A Corporate "Trojan Horse".
4. The Presentation: From Dale Carnegie to Ananova the Avatar.
5. The Meeting: Action or Ratification?
6. The Reflective View: Seeing Ourselves as Others See Us.
Appendices: Reflective Self-Assessment. 
1: The Communication Display Portfolio Exchange Planner.
2: Presenting Across Cultures.
3: Suggestions for Users.
Further Reading. 

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256 pp / February 2002

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