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How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Culture in Communication. Analyses of intercultural situations.
Edited By: Aldo Di Luzio
Susanne Günthner
Franca Orletti
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond NS 81

This volume is dedicated to questions arising in linguistic, sociological and anthropological analyses of intercultural encounters. It aims at presenting new theoretical and methodological aspects of Intercultural
Communication, focusing on issues such as ideology and hegemonial attitudes, communicative genres and culture specific repertoires of genres, the theory of contextualization and nonverbal (prosodic, gestural, mimic) contextualization cues. The collected articles, which share an interactive view of language, focus on the methodological possibilities of explanatory analyses of intercultural communication. They address the question how participants in inter-cultural communication (re)construct cultural differences and cultural identities.
Empirical analyses go hand-in-hand with the discussion of methodological and theoretical aspects of interculturality and the relationship of language and culture.

Contributions by: Peter Auer; Jenny Cook-Gumperz; John Gumperz; Susanne Günthner; Marco Jacquemet; Frederike Kern; Hubert Knoblauch; Thomas Luckmann; Aldo di Luzio; Frank Ernst Müller; Franca Orletti; Gabriele Pallotti; Jochen Rehbein.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556199902
ISBN-13: 9781556199905
Pages: 341
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