Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Politics, Economics and Law (ICPEL 2016)

The Pragmatics in Cross-Cultural Communication

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Xiamei Peng
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Xiamei Peng
Available Online May 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icpel-16.2016.8How to use a DOI?
Keywords
linguistic, pragmatics, listenership, cohesion and coherence, cultural norms
Abstract
Cross-cultural communication is an inseparable part of linguistic theory and application. The present paper discusses cross-cultural communication from a pragmatics perspective. The first section of this paper is a brief introduction to the study of cross-cultural communication. Differences between communicators that come from different cultural background and cultural norms often give rise to misunderstanding. In section two of this paper, I illustrate eight aspects of differences on which cross-cultural communication can falter: talk or silence; what to say; pacing and pausing; listenership; intonation; indirectness; cohesion and coherence; and compliment responses in politeness. From these eight aspects, we can have a better understanding of what is meant by what is said and how communicative failure rises. The last section of the paper makes a summary to the issues discussed preceding it.
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Proceedings
2016 International Conference on Politics, Economics and Law (ICPEL 2016)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
May 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-190-2
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icpel-16.2016.8How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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