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COMM 301 (Fa '15) T05 - Verbal Intercultural Communication

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Hartmut Scherer

on 13 September 2015

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Transcript of COMM 301 (Fa '15) T05 - Verbal Intercultural Communication

Verbal Intercultural Communication
Language and its Importance
- an organized learned symbol-system
Sources and Image Credit
Adopted key thoughts from chapter five of our textbook
Effective Intercultural Communication
Two Parts of Messages
a) content or meaning
Meaning of the Message
"Meanings do not pass from me to you, only messages. The meanings exist only within me or within you." (Charles Kraft)
Consequences If Form and Meaning Are Separated
- view of culture is too simple (more than language)
Language and Culture Acquisition
- through language
- to use language
Reasons for Language Learning
language learning can be redemptive activity
Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
- SLA course
- collect resources
Case Study: Our American Cake
1) What is your view of the missionary
who made the cake?
- represents experiences within a
geographic or cultural community
- primary means by which a culture
transmits its beliefs, values, and norms
- has the capacity to convey the
message of the gospel adequately
b) details of social organizations and culture
(shape message and vice versa)
If true:
- messages only
stimulate meaning
- receptors construct
Meaning is a function of personal interpretation
- separation tends to be asocial
- separation ignores history
need to be socialized
become competent members of their social groups
Language is the most central and crucial dimension of the socialization process
more social interaction with people of host culture
everyone who can currently speak a language can also learn a new language
process of learning the language is ministry
- CD-ROM programs
- take a language course
- find a native-speaker helper
2) What is your impression of the pastor
who referred to God as "the old man"?
3) How do you feel about the view of
the author of the essay?
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