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in particular. Context was contextualized by Edward T. Hall, a cultural anthropologist, as anything that refers to the stimuli, environment, or ambience surrounding an event. Our notion of context leads us to be better able to adapt to a multicultural perspective of communication. Local communication is highly grounded on the cultural context. This context of communication reflects the culture of people who are creating their self-identity and community. On the other hand, global communication has turned to be a modifying factor of local communication. It attempts to bring changes that affect communication conversations. The increasing diversity of cultures throughout the world requires the study of intercultural communication, a discipline that focuses on how culture affects communication. Intercultural communication concerns on the ability to understand and value cultural differences. It considers the context of communication where people from different cultural backgrounds interact and underscores the wide range of communication processes and problems that naturally appear within a social context. Language is a cultural component that is linked to intercultural understanding. How language is used and its non-verbal forms are decoded based on culture. Hence enhancing oral and written communication in intercultural environments is a way to achieving intercultural competence. Varieties and Registers of Spoken and Written Language Language Variety It is also called lect. It is any distinctive form of a language or linguistic expression. it refers to any of the overlapping subcategories of a language including: a. dialect b. register c. jargon d. idiolect
Varieties of English refer to the different kinds of English used around the world based on geographical locations. Several Major Varieties are: American English British English Australian English New Zealand English Black English Other Varieties are : Singapore English Philippine English *These are identified as variations based on the phonological (speech sounds) and lexical (vocabulary/grammar and construction) levels of use . Language variations are more or less similar and while most English speakers can understand each other, problems occasionally arise. (Manzano, et al. 2018) Difference of Lect from Standard English Lect Standard English Developed for a number of reasons: 1. Geographical = people who live in different geographic areas often develop distinct dialect – variations of Standard English. 2. Jargon = language from specific academic and professional groups which is known to and understood by members of the group. 3. Idiolects = developed by individuals at a particular period of time a form of the English language that is written and spoken by educated users .

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