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The Anatomy of Intercultural Encounters. A Cross-Cultural Sociolinguistic Study
The Anatomy of Intercultural Encounters. A Cross-Cultural Sociolinguistic Study

Author(s): Grażyna Kiliańska-Przybyło
Subject(s): Language studies, Foreign languages learning, Sociology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: intercultural encounters; intercultural competence; personal narrations; critical events; linguistic consciousness; intercultural communication
Summary/Abstract: We live in a time when a contact (personal or virtual) with foreigners is inevitable. The present publication focuses on the characteristics of intercultural encounters, interactions that hold among the participants of such encounters, as well as on discussing the factors which play an important role during intercultural communication. The intercultural encounters have been discussed from two points of view, theoretical and personal, taking into account the experiences of students of English philology of Polish and Turkish descent. On the one hand, the publication informs of the specificity of intercultural contacts and allows to observe the mechanisms that develop during such meetings; on the other hand, it functions as a source material in the form of personal reflections of the subjects, stories and anecdotes related to intercultural communication. Therefore, the book is addressed both at students, travellers and persons who frequently communicate with foreigners, as well as at teachers or persons engaged in intercultural training courses.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-226-3017-4
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-226-3016-7
  • Page Count: 250
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English