Intercultural Notes 3.24

Intercultural Notes 3.24 - 4 Persuasive Styles-Quasilogical...

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Chapter 9: Code Usage 1. Usage Preferences Preferences U.S. English Other Cultures Linear- I say what I want to say, and I mean it. Non-Linear- In Chinese culture, they asked you if you had dinner to see how you are doing. Clear Ambiguous Direct Indirect Speaker Responsible Listener Responsible Low-Context High-Context Expressive Moderate Expressive 2. Talk vs. Silence Some cultures prefer people to be more silent than talkative. Syllabus in US are long, in China are short. Talk Silence “Words are important” “Meanings are important” Part of Low-Context Culture Part of High-Context Culture 3. Conversation Rules -> p. 238: Analyze my conversation rules vs. my partner’s conversation rules. (on next exam) - Direct vs. Indirect - Elaborate vs. Succinct - Personal vs. Contextual - Instrumental vs. Affective
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Unformatted text preview: 4. Persuasive Styles-Quasilogical- statistics, concrete evidence, testimony-Presentational- emotional-Analogical- analogy, story, parable, personal experiences Toyota President Apologizes:U.S. Audience- Direct, clear, explicit, expressive- Quasilogical- spoke about concrete steps of what he’s going to do.- Presentational- stated how sorry he was and he would do anything in their power- Analogical- story about tragedy in San Diego- Speaker Responsible- Words are important in US Japan Audience- Presentational- he cried but held it back in a high-context culture, showed in an implicit way his emotion- Analogical- his personal experience in United States- Listener Responsible- Indirect, Ambiguous-Meaning is important in Japan...
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