Cross - Cultural Communication

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 4, 2012

Assessing the Viability of Desalination for Rural Water Supply: A Case Study of Chwaka, Zanzibar
AbstractZanzibar has been struggling with water scarcity-issues over the last few decades due to an increase in consumption on the island and a deterioration of existing supply infrastructure. Poor distribution has affected rural communities most, due...
A Tentative Analysis of Code-Switching in College Bilingual Education
AbstractThe study sets out to investigate the issue of teacher code-switching and its implications for college bilingual education. This paper examines the purposes and reasons of code-switching and how code-switching is used as a communicative strategy...
Britain and the Continent - from Isolation to Integration
AbstractBritain, with its insularity in location and once being the world's greatest empire, carried the isolation policy for most of history, separating itself from the continental Europe in foreign affairs. For a long time, it has secured prosperity...
Cross-Cultural Comparisons of English Request Speech Acts in Native Speakers of English and Chinese
AbstractThis paper aims at comparing the uses of the English request speech acts in native speakers of English and Chinese. An oral discourse completion task (ODCT) was used to collect data and the chi-square analysis method was applied to examine the...
Cultural Factors in EAP Teaching - Influences of Thought Pattern on English Academic Writing
AbstractIn the last decade, more and more EFL teachers in the universities of China have been aware of the feasibility and necessity of teaching English for Academic Purpose (EAP), which is identified as one type of English for Specific Purposes, to...
Culture Shock and Its Implications for Cross-Cultural Training and Culture Teaching
AbstractThe present paper attempts to make a contrastive study of the disease model and the growth model of culture shock. After analyzing their similarities and differences and comparing their contributions to the cross-cultural adaptation, it points...
Genral Preference and Senior Secondary Schools Literature-in-English Achievement
AbstractThis study investigated the extent to which genral preference of students would predict their achievement in Literature in English in selected senior secondary schools in Ibadan. Five research questions were asked while descriptive survey design...
Implementation Performance Evaluation on Land Use Planning: A Case of Chengdu, China
AbstractThis paper aims at evaluating implementation performance of land use planning of Chengdu city from economy, efficiency, effectiveness and equity perspectives. The results shows that that over the period of 1997-2006, the land use planning of...
Oral Poetry as Channel for Communication
AbstractAfrican village traditionally was a small unit where every inhabitant knew and was interested in the affair of his neighbor. This common heritage produces poems passed on by words of mouth from one generation to another. This paper discusses...
Research on the Evaluation of Business Ecosystem Health
AbstractBy analyzing the connotation and measurement scale of business ecosystem health on the basis of Ecological theory, Complex Systems theory, Complex Adaptive theory and Business Ecosystem theory, this paper analyzes the basic attributes of business...
The Interaction between Education and Globalization: A Comparative Study of Four GCC Countries
AbstractThe new plans and curricula that have been applied lately to Mass Communication Departments at some GCC countries as United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman are one of the repercussions of the concept of globalization, which recently swept...
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