Communication And Cross Cultural Communication

1834 Words Jun 15th, 2016 8 Pages
The paradigm of culture is essential in the human day-to-day conversation of cross cultural communication. To effectively and appropriately communicate with an individual of a different culture an individual needs to fully understand the beliefs, norms and stereotypes affiliated with the culture. The process of learning a language accompanies the positives and negatives of what is acceptable within the culture in the context of communication. To equip and guide the learner, simultaneously diffusing cultural assumptions which are considered untrue. This essay illuminates the impact of cultural blunders, reviewing previous studies of effective communication and cross cultural barriers in communication, supported by focus on the Chinese and French culture. Although a group is not defined by its cultural expectations because individuals differ based on various influential factors. On the other hand, it can also be argued that a part of cultural awareness entails knowledge of behaviours and linguistics, which associates with stereotypes. The lack of zeal to learn about the culture and lack of delve; results in an individual’s reliance on stereotypes which may be informative in outlying what may be acceptable within a specific group. However, can be of negative results consequent to miscommunication between communicators of differing cultures. The areas of cultural assumption, nonverbal communication, and face saving will be analysed thoroughly in reference to the Chinese and…
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