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
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
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: