|Course code LING2501||Units 10||Level 2000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
In a world where networks are increasingly international and global, communication between speakers from different cultural backgrounds is becoming politically, economically and socially essential. Because cultural values expressed through language often do not "translate" accurately, miscommunication may arise from a lack of awareness of cultural and linguistic differences. This course explores some of the ways in which languages embody cultural differences in word meanings, in sentence structures, and in norms of interaction.
Not available in 2014
|Previously offered in 2013|
|Objectives||Students who have satisfactorily completed this course will be able to demonstrate:|
- awareness of ways in which cultural diversity is encoded in language;
- understanding of relationships between linguistic communication and cultural contexts;
- understanding of underlying causes of problems in cross-cultural communication;
- knowledge of different approaches to the study of cross-cultural interaction.
|Content||The course explores ways in which language embodies cultural differences, and investigates problems and principles in the study of cross-cultural communication. Topics to be discussed will include:|
* words, meanings and cultural values - how vocabulary can give insight into a culture;
* linguistic and cultural metaphors;
* norms of conversational interaction - cross-cultural comparisons;
* problems in describing cultural values - "indirectness", "restraint", "politeness".
|Replacing Course(s)||LING3003 Cross-cultural Communication|
|Transition||Students who have previously completed LING3003 Cross-cultural Communication are not permitted to enrol in LING2501|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : Paper Based|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|