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Author : Andy Curtis
Roland Sussex
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-04-10
Page : 280
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 3319699954
Description :


This volume presents in-depth studies on leading themes in education policy and intercultural communication in contemporary Asia, covering empirical as well as theoretical approaches, and offering both an in-depth investigation of their implications, and a synthesis of areas where these topics cohere and point to advances in description, analysis and theory, policy and applications. The studies address key questions that are essential to the future of education in an Asia where intercultural communication is ever more important with the rise of the ASEAN Economic Community and other international initiatives. These questions include the properties of the increasing globalisation of communication and how it plays out in Asia, especially but not exclusively with reference to English, and how we can place intercultural communication in this context, as well as studies that highlight intercultural communication and its underlying value systems and ideologies in Asia.


Author : Andy Curtis
Roland Sussex
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-04-09
Page : 280
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 9783319699943
Description :


This volume presents in-depth studies on leading themes in education policy and intercultural communication in contemporary Asia, covering empirical as well as theoretical approaches, and offering both an in-depth investigation of their implications, and a synthesis of areas where these topics cohere and point to advances in description, analysis and theory, policy and applications. The studies address key questions that are essential to the future of education in an Asia where intercultural communication is ever more important with the rise of the ASEAN Economic Community and other international initiatives. These questions include the properties of the increasing globalisation of communication and how it plays out in Asia, especially but not exclusively with reference to English, and how we can place intercultural communication in this context, as well as studies that highlight intercultural communication and its underlying value systems and ideologies in Asia.


Author : Christiansen, Bryan
Branch, John David
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2020-06-05
Page : 284
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 1799837467
Description :


Businesses rely heavily on their culture to ensure sustainable success, and company culture is invariably influenced by national values. In an era of global hypercompetition, knowing the overall values that guide one?s business ventures is crucial, as it allows for the greater understanding of other businesses and how they operate. Cultural Factors and Performance in 21st Century Businesses is a pivotal reference source that examines the relationship between culture and trade. Covering a broad range of topics including ethics, economic geography, and socialization theory, this book examines cultures around the world and their intersection with trade. This publication is ideally designed for executives, managers, entrepreneurs, social scientists, policymakers, academicians, researchers, and students.


Author : David Katan
Mustapha Taibi
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-06-18
Page : 432
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 1000395537
Description :


This bestselling coursebook introduces current understanding about culture and provides a model for teaching culture to translators, interpreters and other mediators. The approach is interdisciplinary, with theory from Translation Studies and beyond, while authentic texts and translations illustrate intercultural issues and strategies adopted to overcome them. This new (third) edition has been thoroughly revised to update scholarship and examples and now includes new languages such as Arabic, Chinese, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish, and examples from interpreting settings. This edition revisits the chapters based on recent developments in scholarship in intercultural communication, cultural mediation, translation and interpreting. It aims to achieve a more balanced representation of written and spoken communication by giving more attention to interpreting than the previous editions, especially in interactional settings. Enriched with discussion of key recent scholarly contributions, each practical example has been revisited and/ or updated. Complemented with online resources, which may be used by both teachers and students, this is the ideal resource for all students of translation and interpreting, as well as any reader interested in communication across cultural divides. Additional resources are available on the Routledge Translation Studies Portal: http://routledgetranslationstudiesportal.com/


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Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-08-23
Page : 508
Category : Medical
ISBN 13 : 0128154179
Description :


Neurobiology of the Placebo Effect, Part II, Volume 139, the latest release in the International Review of Neurobiology series, is the second part of a two-volume set that provides the latest placebo studies in clinically relevant models. Specific chapters cover the History of placebo effects in medicine, Lumping or Splitting: Towards a taxonomy of placebo and related effects, Theories and brain mechanisms of placebo analgesia, Pain Modulation: From CPM to placebo and nocebo effects in experimental and clinical pain, Modulation of the motor system by placebo and nocebo effects, and the role of sleep in learning placebo effects, amongst other topics. Presents the latest information on placebo studies in clinically relevant models Provides current research and projects on involved brain circuitry and neurotransmitter systems Contains specific chapters on applications


Author : MINFEN LIN
Publisher : American Academic Press
Release : 2020-05-28
Page : 185
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1631816764
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Weibo, a hybrid of Twitter and Facebook, a popular microblogging service platform originated from China, has become one of the leading SNSs in Greater China Region. It features huge numbers of active users as well as verified high-profiled celebrity users and corporate users. Incorporating the insights from socio-psychology field to build an integrated framework of analysis for describing and explaining the processes and products of online identity construction by Chinese celebrities, the book represents an attempt to investigates how Chinese celebrities discursively construct their personal and social identities on Sina Weibo. The book can serve as a reference to the research on identity construction with its significant insights regarding the multi-faceted nature and relational dynamics of identity construction on social media and the uncovering of linguistic acts and features constituting relational identity. In addition, the insights from the study could be a reference to provide practical implications for personal branding and personal rapport management in the new Web 2.0 era.


Author : Farzad Sharifian
Maryam Jamarani
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013
Page : 316
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 0415808898
Description :


Studies of intercultural communication in applied linguistics initially focused on miscommunication, mainly between native and non-native speakers of English. The advent of the twenty-first century has witnessed, however, a revolution in the contexts and contents of intercultural communication; technological advances such as chat rooms, emails, personal weblogs, Facebook, Twitter, mobile text messaging on the one hand, and the accelerated pace of people's international mobility on the other have given a new meaning to the term 'intercultural communication'. Given the remarkable growth in the prevalence of intercultural communication among people from many cultural backgrounds, and across many contexts and channels, conceptual divides such as 'native/non-native' are now almost irrelevant. This has caused the power attached to English and native speaker-like English to lose much of its automatic domination. Such developments have provided new opportunities, as well as challenges, for the study of intercultural communication and its increasingly complex nature. This book showcases recent studies in the field in a multitude of contexts to enable a collective effort towards advancements in the area.


Author : Josef Huber
Council of Europe
Publisher : Council of Europe
Release : 2012-01-01
Page : 121
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 9789287173560
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Education which helps citizens live together in our diverse societies is a matter of urgency. We all need to develop the ability to understand each other across all types of cultural barriers; this is a fundamental prerequisite for making our diverse democratic societies work. This publication looks at the development of intercultural competence as a key element of mainstream education. It stresses the need firstly for an appropriate education policy which puts intercultural competence at the heart of all education and, above all, for the development, on an everyday basis, of the necessary attitudes, skills and knowledge needed for mutual understanding. Without these, no sustainable societal change is possible.


Author : Hans J. Ladegaard
Christopher J. Jenks
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-04-19
Page : 182
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 1315468158
Description :


From language classrooms to outdoor markets, the workplace is fundamental to socialisation. It is not only a site of employment where money is made and institutional roles are enacted through various forms of discourse; it is also a location where people engage in social actions and practices. The workplace is an interesting research site because of advances in communication technology, cheaper and greater options for travel, and global migration and immigration. Work now requires people to travel over great geographical distances, communicate with cultural ‘others’ located in different time zones, relocate to different regions or countries, and conduct business in online settings. The workplace is thus changing and evolving, creating new and emerging communicative contexts. This volume provides a greater understanding of workplace cultures, particularly the ways in which working in highly interconnected and multicultural societies shape language and intercultural communication. The chapters focus on critical approaches to theory and practice, in particular how practice is used to shape theory. They also question the validity and universality of existing models. Some of the predominant models in intercultural communication have been criticised for being Eurocentric or Anglocentric, and this volume proposes alternative frameworks for analysing intercultural communication in the workplace. This book was originally published as a special issue of Language and Intercultural Communication.


Author : Handoyo Puji Widodo
Marianne Rachel Perfecto
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-09-27
Page : 188
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 3319636774
Description :


This volume accentuates how ELT materials can be a mediation of capitalizing on moral and cultural values, which are more locally-grounded in respective Southeast Asia (SEA) countries. It features critical studies on locally-produced ELT materials (textbooks) situated in the following SEA countries: Timor-Leste, The Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Thailand. The chapters, written by experts who know the ELT context of their respective SEA country, critically examine the design and use of ELT materials widely used in local and national contexts. Thus, the volume provides fresh insight into how values are uniquely manifested in language classroom materials. The present text also brings together empirical, conceptual and practical grounds for incorporating moral and cultural values into ELT materials development in such a way that it views morality and culture as a mutually complementing entity. This much-needed volume will be a valuable resource for those interested in the design and use of language materials in culturally and linguistically diverse contexts, such as in the Asia Pacific, America, Africa, and Europe.


Author : Elizabeth A. Tuleja
James S. O'Rourke, IV
Publisher : South-Western Pub
Release : 2005
Page : 160
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 :
Description :


"This text examines the basis for culture, reviewing the work of social scientists, cultural anthropologists, and global managers on this emerging topic. Definitions of culture, issues of cultural change and how cultures adapt are included, along with practical examples, case studies, and illustrations of how cultural issues are managed both domestically and internationally"--P. [xi].


Author : Insung Jung
Mikiko Nishimura
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-03-09
Page : 206
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 9811005133
Description :


This book discusses liberal arts education and liberal arts colleges in the context of East Asia, specifically focusing on Japan, China and S. Korea where it has become an emerging issue in higher education in recent years. It first explores the development, concepts and challenges of liberal arts education and liberal arts colleges in East Asia. It then delineates the implications of the best practices of selected liberal arts colleges inside and outside East Asia, and offers policy and pedagogical guidelines for the future of liberal arts colleges and programs in East Asia and beyond.


Author : Andy Kirkpatrick
Roland Sussex
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-07-10
Page : 244
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 940074577X
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Noting ASEAN's adoption of English as its sole workng language, this book analyzes the language education policies of Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Sri Lanka and China, and traces the influence of globalization on English language education in Asia.


Author : Cynthia Lee
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-12-28
Page : 240
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 1000225321
Description :


This edited collection addresses the link between second language pragmatics (including interlanguage and intercultural) research and English language education. The chapters use different contemporary research methods and theoretical frameworks such as conversation analysis, language-learners-as-ethnographers, discourse and interactional approaches and data in contexts (either in the region or overseas). The content explores and discusses the significance of learning and teaching of second language (L2) pragmatics in language education for learners who use English as a lingua franca for academic and intercultural communication purposes with native and non-native speakers of English, focusing on pragmatic actions, social behaviours, perceptions and awareness levels in three regions in East Asia – China, Japan and South Korea. It is an important contribution to the area of second language pragmatics in language education for East Asian learners. It recommends research-informed pedagogies for the learning and teaching of interlanguage or intercultural pragmatics in regions and places where similar cultural beliefs or practices are found. This is an essential read for researchers, language educators, classroom teachers, readers who are interested in second language pragmatics research and those interested in second language acquisition and English language education in the East Asian context.


Author : Andy Kirkpatrick
Anthony J. Liddicoat
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-04-17
Page : 484
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 1317354494
Description :


This must-have handbook offers a comprehensive survey of the field. It reviews the language education policies of Asia, encompassing 30 countries sub-divided by regions, namely East, Southeast, South and Central Asia, and considers the extent to which these are being implemented and with what effect. The most recent iteration of language education policies of each of the countries is described and the impact and potential consequence of any change is critically considered. Each country chapter provides a historical overview of the languages in use and language education policies, examines the ideologies underpinning the language choices, and includes an account of the debates and controversies surrounding language and language education policies, before concluding with some predictions for the future.


Author : Michael Thomas
Hayo Reinders
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2015-02-26
Page : 368
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 147257222X
Description :


Over the last decade task-based approaches to language learning and teaching (TBLT) have become a global focus of increased levels of research. Governments around the world have turned to TBLT as a potential solution for curricula that lack authentic and meaningful engagement with language learning and are failing to motivate students as a result. This book focuses on Asia, where this shift has been particularly in evidence. TBLT has often been implemented in top-down approaches to curriculum development, which presents a huge range of challenges at the cultural as well as the pedagogic level. Contemporary Task Based Language Teaching in Asia looks at the drivers, stakeholders and obstacles across the region. Some countries have adapted TBLT to deal with the local constraints, others have found it hard to apply and many are still in the process of investigating its implementation in their specific contexts. This collection is important to all involved in language development, from curriculum reform to materials development. It assists from programme evaluation to the setting of assessment standards. The chapters cover all aspects of language education across Asia, from primary to tertiary, private and public education, as well as innovations at local, regional and national levels.


Author : Ildikó Lázár
Michaela Čaňková
Publisher : Council of Europe
Release : 2007-01-01
Page : 43
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 9789287162250
Description :


The aim of this publication is to assist teacher educators and language teachers in shifting the focus from linguistic competence to intercultural communicative competence. The printed booklet of the present guide contains the introductions to: definitions of key terms in intercultural communication; planning and designing intercultural communication courses and workshops; teaching/training methods and materials; and assessing intercultural communicative competence. The materials on the accompanying CD-ROM include: the theoretical background to teaching language and culture; detailed workshop and course planning guidelines; teaching materials and activities based on literature, films and songs; guidelines and tasks for assessment and descriptors of competences; intercultural communication workshop reports; and our research articles about the intercultural dimension of foreign language teaching (FIT).--Publisher's description.


Author : Unesco
Publisher : UNESCO
Release : 2009
Page : 402
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 9231040774
Description :


This report analyses all aspects of cultural diversity, which has emerged as a key concern of the international community in recent decades, and maps out new approaches to monitoring and shaping the changes that are taking place. It highlights, in particular, the interrelated challenges of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue and the way in which strong homogenizing forces are matched by persistent diversifying trends. The report proposes a series of ten policy-oriented recommendations, to the attention of States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, international and regional bodies, national institutions and the private sector on how to invest in cultural diversity. Emphasizing the importance of cultural diversity in different areas (languages, education, communication and new media development, and creativity and the marketplace) based on data and examples collected from around the world, the report is also intended for the general public. It proposes a coherent vision of cultural diversity and clarifies how, far from being a threat, it can become beneficial to the action of the international community.


Author : Xiaodong Dai
Guo-Ming Chen
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2014-05-02
Page : 395
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 1443859958
Description :


Intercultural communication competence is an indispensable ability for people to interact appropriately and effectively across nations and regions in the globalized world. Competent intercultural communication enables people to reach mutual understanding as well as reciprocal relationships. In recent decades, considerable progress has been made in the research of intercultural communication competence. However, due to its complexity, many problems remain unanswered and need to be addressed. This book seeks to conceptualize intercultural communication competence from diverse perspectives, explore its re-conceptualization in globalization, and investigate its development in cultural contexts and interaction scenarios. A group of leading international scholars in different academic disciplines join to map out a comprehensive picture, providing an in-depth and up-to-date work on intercultural communication competence. The book adopts an interdisciplinary approach and enhances readers’ understanding on the concept of intercultural communication competence. It is a useful source for educators, researchers, students and professionals.


Author : Kerry J. Kennedy
John Chi-Kin Lee
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-05-11
Page : 1044
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 1317439414
Description :


This comprehensive handbook is the ultimate reference work, providing authoritative and international overviews of all aspects of schools and schooling in Asia. Split into 19 sections it covers curriculum, learning and assessment, private supplementary tutoring, special education, gender issues, ethnic minority education and LGBTQI students in Asian schools. The volume displays the current state of the scholarship for schools and schooling in Asia including emerging, controversial and cutting-edge contributions using a thematic approach. The content offers a broad sweep of the region with a focus on theoretical, cultural and political issues as well as identifying educational issues and priorities, such as curriculum, assessment, teacher education, school leadership, etc., all of which impact students and learning in multiple ways. The Routledge International Handbook of Schools and Schooling in Asia brings together experts in each area to contribute their knowledge, providing a multidimensional and rich view of the issues confronting the region’s school and education systems.