Intercultural Communication Is Defined As Situated Communication

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Intercultural communication is defined as situated communication between individuals or groups of different linguistic and cultural origins (Lanqua, n.p.). Whenever communication happens between people whose first language is not the local language or when people communicate who grew up in different cultures they are committing intercultural communication. This sounds like something that does not occur very often, but it is quite common and is becoming more common as new technologies allow people to communicate from all over the world without ever having to leave the comfort of their house. Intercultural communication also occurs within a single country between different co-cultures. The United States Armed Forces and the United States would be an example of this. The United States Armed Forces is in the top ten biggest militaries in the world. With that many people, intercultural communication happens very frequently within the country. As a side note, while there are differences within the cultures, this is only looking at the overall general behavior of the culture. The military itself has its own culture. Militaries are societies unto themselves, with their own sociology, history, values and beliefs. Military culture is built on these principles of shared history and values (Hill, 2015). The core values of the military can be found in the acronym LDRSHIP, which stands for loyalty, duty, respect, selfless-service, honor, integrity, and personal courage. These are
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