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Running head: FINAL PROJECT PART 4: INTERCULTURAL EXPERIENCE ANALYSIS 1 Final Project Part 4: Intercultural Experience Analysis Jailya Wooden Walden University October 09, 2016
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FINAL PROJECT PART 4: INTERCULTURAL EXPERIENCE ANALYSIS 2 Introduction Intercultural communication is a kind of communication that involves sharing of information between different cultures and social groups. The communication is used to describe the wide range of communication processes and problems naturally appearing within social contexts made up of people from different social, educational and ethnic backgrounds (Miller, 2016). Discussion Most of the issues in intercultural communication result from problems in message transmission. The receiver of the message will interpret it based on their beliefs and cultural values. For instance, during the study, the issue of proximity brought communication problems. Some cultures maintained a close distance when being interviewed. The problem with space preferences was not that they exist, but the judgment attached to them. In our culture, we tend to keep some distance while talking to other people, but according to the culture where the study was based this was taken as a sign of coldness, lack of interest and even condescension Language difference was also a problem during the study. Even some simple words like “yes” Or “no” caused a lot of misunderstanding. In the area that the study was being conducted,
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FINAL PROJECT PART 4: INTERCULTURAL EXPERIENCE ANALYSIS 3 it is polite to refuse the first and second offers. We missed a lot of information because we were not giving the third offer to avoid being nagging. Another instance that was meaningful to me was the use of object language. The culture in the study was monochromic where time was experienced linearly. They were concentrating on one thing at a time unlike in my culture that is polychromic where we tolerate many things happening simultaneously. This meant that during the interviews we were supposed to ask one
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