The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication constitutes a comprehensive introduction to the multidisciplinary field of intercultural communication, drawing on the expertise of leading scholars from diverse backgrounds. The Handbook is structured in five sections and covers historical perspectives, core issues and topics, and new debates in the field, with a particular focus on the language dimension. Among the key themes addressed are: the foundation of intercultural communication; core themes and issues; putting intercultural communication theory into practice; new debates and future directions. The Handbook includes an introduction and overview by the editor, which provides readers with an indication of the focus of each section and chapter.

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication is the ideal resource for advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students of applied linguistics, TESOL/TEFL and communication studies.

chapter |13 pages

Introduction and overview

ByJane Jackson

part |1 pages

SECTION I Foundations of language and intercultural communication

chapter 1|20 pages

The history and development of the study of intercultural communication and applied linguistics

ByJudith N. Martin, Thomas K. Nakayama, Donal Carbaugh

chapter 2|15 pages

Culture, communication, context and power

ByAdrian Holliday

chapter 3|15 pages

Language, identity and intercultural communication

ByKimberly A. Noels, Tomoko Yashima, Rui Zhang

chapter 4|18 pages

Interculturality and intercultural pragmatics

ByIstvan Kecskes

part |1 pages

SECTION II Core themes and issues: verbal/nonverbal communication and culture

chapter 7|14 pages

Intercultural rhetoric and intercultural communication

ByDwight Atkinson

chapter 8|18 pages

Nonverbal communication: the messages of emotion, action, space, and silence

ByDavid Matsumoto, Hyi-Sung Hwang

part |1 pages

Language, identity and intercultural communication

chapter 10|14 pages

Gender, language, identity, and intercultural communication

ByXingsong Shi, Juliet Langman

chapter 11|14 pages

Cultural identity, representation and othering

ByFred Dervin

chapter 12|16 pages

Other language learning, identity and intercultural communication in contexts of conflict

ByConstadina Charalambous, Ben Rampton

chapter 13|15 pages

Intercultural contact, hybridity, and third space

ByClaire Kramsch, Michiko Uryu

part |1 pages

Understanding intercultural transitions: from adjustment to acculturation

chapter 15|16 pages

Acculturating intergroup vitalities, accommodation and contact

ByHoward Giles, Douglas Bonilla, Rebecca B. Speer

part |1 pages

Intercultural communicative competence: multiple conceptual approaches

part |1 pages

SECTION III Theory into practice: towards intercultural (communicative) competence and citizenship

chapter 20|15 pages

An intercultural approach to second language education and citizenship

ByPeih-ying Lu and John Corbett

chapter 21|17 pages

Intercultural communicative competence through telecollaboration

ByRobert O’Dowd

chapter 22|15 pages

Critical language and intercultural communication pedagogy

ByManuela Guilherme

chapter 23|18 pages

Intercultural training in the global context

ByKathryn Sorrells

chapter 24|16 pages

Multiple strategies for assessing intercultural communicative competence

ByAlvino E. Fantini

part |1 pages

SECTION IV Language and intercultural communication in context

chapter 25|13 pages

Second language teacher education

ByMichael Kelly

chapter 26|12 pages

The english as a foreign or international language classroom

ByPhyllis Ryan

chapter 27|15 pages

The multicultural classroom

ByJennifer Mahon, Kenneth Cushner

chapter 28|15 pages

Education abroad

ByJane Jackson

chapter 29|17 pages

Business and management education

ByPrue Holmes

chapter 30|14 pages

Professional and workplace settings

ByMartin Warren

chapter 31|15 pages

Translation, interpreting and intercultural communication

ByJuliane House

chapter 32|13 pages

Culture and health care: intergroup communication and its consequences

ByBernadette Watson, Cindy Gallois, David G. Hewett, Liz Jones

chapter 33|14 pages

Legal contexts

ByChristoph A. Hafner

chapter 34|14 pages


ByGavin Jack, Alison Phipps

part |1 pages

SECTION V New debates and future directions

chapter 35|15 pages

A global agenda for intercultural communication research and practice

ByMalcolm N. MacDonald and John P. O’Regan