Publication
Title
Intercultural communication and the challenges of migration
Author
Abstract
This paper discusses some basic properties of intercultural communication (treated from the point of view of linguistic pragmatics as fundamentally similar to any other form of communication, and emphasising the need to move radically away from any essentialist substantiation of 'culture') against the background of contexts of migration. Three fields of tension are distinguished in the way in which meanings are generated under (predominantly institutional) conditions of asymmetric power relationships: the tension between communicative intentions and inferencing processes; the tension between culture-related assumptions and what is actually said; and the tension between legal frames of interpretation and the intrinsic properties of life stories.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Language and intercultural communication. - Clevedon, 2001, currens
Publication
Clevedon : 2008
ISSN
1470-8477 [Print]
1747-759X [Online]
Volume/pages
8:1(2008), p. 21-35
ISI
000262240100003
Full text (Publishers DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Research group
Publication type
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 08.10.2008
Last edited 25.04.2017
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