Studies of  intercultural communication in applied linguistics initially focused on miscommunication, mainly between native and non-native speakers of English. The advent of the twenty-first century has witnessed, however, a revolution in the contexts and contents of intercultural communication; technological advances such as chat rooms, emails, personal weblogs, Facebook, Twitter, mobile text messaging on the one hand, and the accelerated pace of people’s international mobility on the other have given a new meaning to the term 'intercultural communication'.

Given the remarkable growth in the prevalence of intercultural communication among people from many cultural backgrounds, and across many contexts and channels, conceptual divides such as 'native/non-native' are now almost irrelevant. This has caused the power attached to English and native speaker-like English to lose much of its automatic domination. Such developments have provided new opportunities, as well as challenges, for the study of intercultural communication and its increasingly complex nature. This book showcases recent studies in the field in a multitude of contexts to enable a collective effort towards advancements in the area.

chapter |19 pages

Language and Intercultural Communication

From the Old Era to the New One
ByFarzad Sharifian, Maryam Jamarani

part |59 pages

Theoretical Advancements

chapter |16 pages

History and Memory in the Development of Intercultural Competence

ByClaire Kramsch

chapter |21 pages

Intercultures, Encyclopedic Knowledge, and Cultural Models

ByIstvan Kecskes

chapter |20 pages

Cultural Linguistics and Intercultural Communication

ByFarzad Sharifian

part |141 pages

New Technologies and Intercultural Communication

chapter |16 pages

International Sociodigital Interaction

What Politics of Interculturality?
ByFred Dervin

chapter |17 pages

Shaping Intercultural Competence?

Creating a Virtual Space for the Development of Intercultural Communicative Competence
ByWendy Anderson, John Corbett

chapter |22 pages

Nonverbal Behaviors and Cross-Cultural Communication in the New Era

ByHyisung C. Hwang, David Matsumoto

chapter |22 pages

“Digital Natives” and “Native Speakers”

Competence in Computer-Mediated Communication
BySarah Pasfield-Neofitou

chapter |21 pages

Facework in Intercultural E-mail Communication in the Academic Environment

ByMagda Stroińska, Vikki Cecchetto

chapter |17 pages

Expert–Novice Orientations

Native-Speaker Power and the Didactic Voice in Online Intercultural Interaction
ByAnthony J. Liddicoat, Vincenza Tudini

chapter |24 pages

Anglophones, Francophones, Telephones

The Case of a Disputed Wikipedia Entry
ByPeter Cowley, Barbara E. Hanna

part |80 pages

Theoretical Advancements

chapter |20 pages

Local Languages and Communication Challenges in the Multinational Workplace

ByJo Angouri, Marlene Miglbauer

chapter |18 pages

“I Don't Know How to Speak, so I Just Stay Silent”

Uncertainty Management among Chinese Immigrant Women Seeking Health Care in the United States
ByMikaela L. Marlow, Howard Giles

chapter |23 pages

The Multilingual Teacher and the Multicultural Curriculum

An Asian Example for Intercultural Communication in the New Era
ByAndy Kirkpatrick, John Patkin, Wu Jingjing

chapter |17 pages

Native or Intercultural Speakers?

An Examination of Dyadic Conversations between Spanish- and English-Speaking Tandem Learners
ByJane Woodin