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LIBERTY UNIVERSITYSCHOOL OF DIVINITYBOOK APPLICATION PAPER 3 Submitted to Dr. Matthew Chittum, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the completion of the course,GLST 650Intercultural Communication and EngagementbyKristopher Williams08 May 2020
TABLE OF CONTENTSIntroduction…………….….….….….….….….………………………………….…...........1General Overview……….…………………….….….….….….….….…………………….1Themes and Applications………….….…….………………………………………………5Identity…………………………….….….….……………………………………...5Transactions………………………………………………………………………... 5Meaning-centered Language………………………………………………………..6Multiple Rule Patterns………………………………………………………………7The Impact of Nonverbal Communication………………………………………… 8ii
IntroductionIn the second edition of their Understanding Intercultural Communication, Stella Ting-Toomey and Leeva Chung unequivocally say their text “is written for you to increase your appreciation, knowledge, and skills about intercultural communication.”1Designed as a comprehensive textbook for a wide variety of users “who are searching for a user-friendly text onthe fundamentals of intercultural communication,”2Ting-Toomey and Chung intersperse purported first-hand accounts of various intercultural experiences while providing coverage of a broad range of intercultural communication issues facing the modern world. General OverviewUnderstanding Intercultural Communicationis divided into three parts. Part 1, “Fundamental Concepts in Intercultural Communication,” covers chapters 1-4. It introduces the reader to elementary concepts and theories that current research strongly suggests are valuable when attempting to engage those from other cultural backgrounds. For this review, only chapters1-3 will be examined. Part 2, “Crossing Cultural and Communication Boundaries Adaptively,” covers chapters 5-7. They examine various verbal and non-verbal communication methods that both cross cultures and are unique to certain groups which require knowledge acquisition and adaptation in order to effectively communicate. Only chapters 6 & 7 will be examined in greaterdepth. Part 3, “Managing Challenges in Intercultural Relationships Flexibly,” covers chapters 8-12. In this section, the authors examine psychological factors that cause intercultural biases and seeks to examine the challenges behind intercultural conflicts and responses required in order to manage them effectively and ethically. Only chapters 8, 9, and 12 will be reviewed here.1 Stella Ting-Toomey & Leeva Chung, Understanding Intercultural Communication, 2nded.(New York: Oxford University Press, 2012), xvii.2 Ibid., xvii.1
In chapter 1, “Why Study Intercultural Communication?,” Ting-Toomey and Chung provide an introduction to and overview of intercultural communication by examining eight reasons it is important to study intercultural communication.

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