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COMM 301 (Fa '15) T03 - Perspectives on Intercultural Communication

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Transcript of COMM 301 (Fa '15) T03 - Perspectives on Intercultural Communication

adapting the message
Perspectives on Intercultural Communication
Six Main Elements of the Field of Intercultural Communication
shaped by anthropology and linguistics
Sources and Image Credit
Adopted key thoughts from chapter three of our textbook
Effective Intercultural Communication.
nonverbal communication
out-of-awareness level of information-exchange
accepted cultural differences (nonjudgmental)
used participatory training methods
highly applied type of training
Themes in Intercultural Communication Studies
Intrapersonal Processes
Intercultural Communication Competence
Cultural Adaptation
Cultural Identity in Intercultural Contexts
Power Inequality in Intercultural Relations
Cultural Intelligence
A Christian Perspective on the Purpose of Communication
Communicating Christ in new settings (1 Cor 9:19-23)
adapting lifestyle of the messenger
7 Dimensions for Cross-Cultural Communication
1. Worldviews — ways of perceiving the world
2. Cognitive Processes — ways of thinking
3. Linguistic Forms — ways of expressing ideas
4. Behavioral Patterns — ways of acting
5. Social Structures — ways of interacting
6. Media Influence — ways of channeling the message
7. Motivational Resources — ways of deciding
Basic Values Model
Crisis or Declarative
Noncrisis or Interrogative
Task Orientation
Person Orientation
Achievement Focus
Status Focus
Concealment of Vulnerability
Willingness to Expose Vulnerability
Challenges from the Discipline for Christians
- stereotypes of missionaries
- noninterference orientation
- observing a society makes noninterference impossible
- cultural relativism
- be concerned about the challenges raised by
intercultural communication
- knowing the nuances of the culture is more difficult
than knowing the language
Case Study: Missionary or International
1) What might explain the official’s question?
The case indicates he asked in a "warm tone." What
might that indicate?
2) What do you think Jeremy should say in response to
the question? Explain your answer.
(Class activity)
1) What is the message being communicated?
2) What value could this message be supporting?
3) What country might this saying be from?
What a Funny Thing to Say
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