Unformatted text preview: aware of the culturally appropriate ways to address people.” For example, in cultures with high-power distances, students should be more formal with people who hold more authority such as professors (Hofstede 2008). However in cultures with low-power distances, there is more equality in relationships and this can influence language titles or ways to address lecturers (Hofstede 2008). This means that students from different cultures may feel uncomfortable addressing lecturers in Australia by their first names, because it may be different to what they are accustomed to in their own cultures. Thus, speech-related behaviours are not only related to rules for address, but also for situations such as asking questions....
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