Intercultural Communication: An Advanced Resource Book

Intercultural Communication: An Advanced Resource Book

Intercultural Communication: An Advanced Resource Book

Intercultural Communication: An Advanced Resource Book

Synopsis

Routledge Applied Linguistics is a series of comprehensive resource books, providing students and researchers with the support they need for advanced study in the core areas of English language and Applied Linguistics.Each book in the series guides readers through three main sections, enabling them to explore and develop major themes within the discipline. Section A, Introduction, establishes the key terms and concepts, and extends readers' techniques of analysis through practical application. Section B, Extension, brings together influential articles, sets them in context, and discusses their contribution to the field. Section C, Exploration, builds on knowledge gained in the first two sections, setting thoughtful tasks around further illustrative material. This enables readers to engage more actively with the subject matter and encourages them to develop their own research responses. Throughout the book, topics are revisited, extended, interwoven and deconstructed, with the reader's understanding strengthened by tasks and follow-up questions. Intercultural Communication: * introduces the key theories of intercultural communication* explores ways in which people communicate within and across social groups* is built around three themes - identity, otherization and representation - which are followed and developed over the book's three sections* gathers together influential readings from key names in the discipline, including: James Paul Gee, James P. Lantolf, Les Back, Richard Dyer, Jacques Derrida and Alastair Pennycook.Written by experienced teachers and researchers in the field, Intercultural Communication is an essential resource for students and researchers of English language and Applied Linguistics.

Excerpt

The Routledge Applied Linguistics Series provides a comprehensive guide to the key areas in the field of applied linguistics. Applied Linguistics is a rich, vibrant, diverse and essentially interdisciplinary field. It is now more important than ever that books in the field provide up-to-date maps of what is an ever-changing territory.

The books in this series are designed to give key insights into core areas of Applied Linguistics. The design of the books ensures, through key readings, that the history and development of a subject is recognized while, through key questions and tasks, integrating understandings of the topics, concepts and practices that make up its essentially interdisciplinary fabric. The pedagogic structure of each book ensures that readers are given opportunities to think, discuss, engage in tasks, draw on their own experience, reflect, research and to read and critically re-read key documents.

Each book has three main sections, each made up of approximately ten units.

A: An Introduction section, in which the key terms and concepts that map the field of the subject are introduced, including introductory activities and reflective tasks designed to establish key understandings, terminology, techniques of analysis and the skills appropriate to the theme and the discipline.

B: An Extension section, in which selected core readings are introduced (usually edited from the original) from key books and articles, together with annotations and commentary where appropriate. Each reading is introduced, annotated and commented on in the context of the whole book, and research/follow-up questions and tasks are added to enable fuller understanding of both theory and practice. In some cases, readings are short and synoptic and incorporated within a more general exposition.

C: An Exploration section, in which further samples and illustrative materials are provided with an emphasis, where appropriate, on more open-ended, student-centred activities and tasks designed to support readers and users in undertaking their own locally relevant research projects. Tasks are designed for work in groups or for individuals working on their own. They can be readily included in award courses in Applied Linguistics or as topics for personal study and research.

The books also contain a glossarial index, which provides a guide to the main terms used in the book, and a detailed, thematically organised further reading section which lays the ground for further work in the discipline. There are also extensive suggestions for further reading.

The target audience for the series is upper undergraduates and postgraduates on language, applied linguistics and communication studies programmes as well as teachers and researchers in professional development and distance learning programmes. High-quality applied research resources are also much needed for teachers of EFL/ESL and

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