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Precis 10 In this article, the differences in intercultural communication are observed and broken down according to the type of culture one originates from. The author claims that communication between different cultures is not made difficult only due to language, but many aspects such as nonverbal cues, customs, perceived values, and concepts of time and space. In order to better communicate between differentiating cultures, we must attempt to learn and understand the differences. For instance, in Southern France, Italy, Greece, and Spain the personal space bubble is quite small and casual conversation can be a close face-to-face encounter. On the contrary, the Germans, Scandinavians, and English have a much larger bubble and anybody that tries to invade that personal space could be seen as a threat or somebody who wants to get intimate. In Northern Europe, simply touching somebody you don’t know could get you in trouble. It is important for each culture to be aware of space in order to avoid making false judgments about an
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2012 for the course COM 4930 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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