Intercultural Conversation

ORCID logoWinnie Cheng | The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
ISBN 9789027253606 (Eur) | EUR 110.00
ISBN 9781588114655 (USA) | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027295736 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
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This innovative study of naturally-occurring English conversations between Hong Kong Chinese and their native English friends and colleagues makes a worthwhile contribution to the research literature on intercultural conversation. Through analyzing dyadic intercultural conversations, the study investigates the ways in which culturally divergent conversationalists manage their organizational and interpersonal aspects of the unfolding conversations. The study focuses on five features of conversational interaction — disagreements, compliments and compliment responses, simultaneous talk, discourse topic management and discourse information structure — where cultural values and attitudes are particularly evident. For each of the features, hypotheses are formulated and tested through the detailed analysis of twenty-five intercultural conversations. This quantitative analysis is then followed by qualitative analysis of excerpts from the conversations to show the ways in which conversational interaction is performed and negotiated. The study shows in very revealing ways that intercultural conversations involve a complex, interactive and collaborative process of communication between the participants.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 118] 2003.  xii, 279 pp.
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“Winnie Cheng has made a unique contribution to discourse analysis and intercultural studies by presenting a well-grounded research on the intercultural conversation between HKC and NES and offering valuable data and insights as well as exemplary approaches to future studies in likewise areas.”
“With its positive intercultural approach, this book will be of interest to a wide readership including discourse analysts, practitioners in language and communication, ESL educators and learners, cross-cultural consultants, employees and managers in international business. [...] Cheng undoubtedly proposes a sound approach to studying intercultural conversation, which will benefit our continued exploration of descriptive frameworks for the study of language and intercultural communication.”
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Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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