Define intercultural communication.
How does intercultural communication compare to global/international communication?
Some definitions for intercultural communication:
- "Communication between people of different cultures, subcultures, or subgroup identifications" (Jandt).
- "...process in which people from different cultures create shared meaning" (Lustig & Koester).
- "dyadic or small group (interpersonal) communication between people of different cultures."
Which are examples of intercultural communication?
- A Japanese student interacting with a U.S. American professor.
- A German working with a Russian on an international research project.
- A Chinese wife talking with her U.S. American husband.
- A long-distance telephone conversation between an Iranian in Iran and a U.S. American in the United States.
- President Obama talking with German leader.
Distinguish between intercultural communication and international/global communication.
Source: Hart, 1992 and Harms, 1973.
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