comm1.0306

comm1.0306 - Comm 1 Mullin 3/6/08 Intercultural...

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Comm 1 Mullin 3/6/08 Intercultural Communication Howie Giles Communicative differences across cultures Politeness – not born with but learn it o We are socialized: Halloween/Yuletide o Indian grad student Interpersonal distance (proxemics) and gaze o Equilibrium model (Argyle and Dean) o Closer we are = less we can gaze, further = more we can gaze Chronemics o In the west we are time conscious and our vocabulary is replete with temporal terms (now, then, later) o We structure our daily and nightly activities (eating, working, sleeping according to time schedules) Invitations to dinner: 7pm o Scandanavians precisely at 7 o Americans some 10-15 mins late o Latin Americans at 9pm o Ethiopians between 9-10 pm o Javanese not at all o Mono v. polychronic cultures Beliefs about (and values of) talk… Western aversion to silence o Unwillingness to communicate o Lack of interest o Interpersonal compatibility o Rejection o Sign of hostility o Hence. Silence is negatively-regarded and small talk is favored
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course COMM 1 taught by Professor Mullin during the Winter '07 term at UCSB.

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