The Microcultural Context
Includes different types of groups that could
be classified by age, class, geographic region,
sexual preference, disability (eg. People who are
deaf), ethnicity, race, size, even occupation, etc.
The Cultural Context
* Is not innate, but learned.
* Provides overall framework for
humans organize thoughts,
* Teaches one how to think, feel,
act, and interact with others.
5 Dimensions of Cultural
The Environmental Context
* How humans perceive the physical environment is very much
affected by their culture and microculture, even though this
influence is generally outside their conscious awareness.
* People from all cultures project their
The Necessity of Intercultural
Benefits of Intercultural Communication
Personal growth through tolerance
Eight Properties of Communication
Process - ongoing
Dynamic - changi
The Verbal Code
Human beings do not live in the objective
world alonebut are very much at the mercy
of the particular language which has become
the medium of expression for their society. ~
Principle 1: linguistic