In addition, we must be familiar with other cultures, their influences, differences, and their understandings . You must have a cultural fluency or you might have a big misunderstanding or conflict. Cultural fluency means understanding what culture is, how it works, and the ways culture and communi... ... middle of paper ... ...dualist settings. (LeBaron, 2003 p.6) Every culture has its own way of thinking and communicating, knowing this I believe it will help me in my future understanding of other cultural backgrounds. The tools I have learned are a get asset to my foundation in communicating and interacting.
Based on these definitions, the essay also explains how to apply ICC to overcome these barriers. As culture and communication are complex concepts, there are a number of definitions of intercultural communication. One of the basic definitions is presented by Robert Gibson (2010). He defined communication as the process of exchanging ideas, feelings and information between the sender and the receiver. Intercultural communication occurs when the sender and receiver come from different cultures (Gibson, 2010).
Derico EAL6609: Research Paper Dr. Tresslar Fall Term Two 2013 Introduction: Non-verbal communication Communication is a worldwide skill used among people to talk to each other and clarifybeliefs, thoughts and opinions or build relationships with one another; however, this is not the only form of communication. Non-verbal communication entails of communication without words; it is displayed by the body and actions of a person sharing them. This type of communication is important when understanding human behavior. Does non-verbal communication difference among cultures? Thesis statement: Non-verbal communication is as important as what people say; however, if not examined carefully can be misinterpret because of lack of awareness.
The Concept of Culture in Counselling Culture may be defined in a broad and narrow context. The broad definition includes demographic variables ( age, gender), status variables ( social, educational, economic) and affiliations ( formal and informal), as well as ethnographic variables, such as ethnicity, nationality, language. Narrow definition of culture is limited to the terms of ethnicity and nationality, which are important for individual and familial identity, but the concept of culture in Counselling usually goes beyond national and ethnic boundaries. It interprets culture in a broader aspect, it aims to go beyond its more obvious and verifiable symbols toward the more subjective perspectives its members hold. Counselling deals with the subjective aspect of culture, which refers to the internalised feeling, attitudes, opinions and assumptions that members of a particular culture hold, as well as with the objective, which involves visible aspects, that are culturally adopted and determined and can be identified by both persons within and outside a given culture.
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Cultural differences have a significant impact on nonverbal communication as cultures differ greatly in their nonverbal interpretations and responses. Firstly, this essay will prove how kinesics can create barriers between people as types of nonverbal cues differ amongst cultures. It will then show that paralinguistics can be based on cultural expectations and this can create stereotyping in cross-cultural communication. Turning to haptics, it will then show that different perspectives on haptics can cause problems in a cross-cultural context. Finally, it will prove that because of different cultural norms, the use of proxemics can be misinterpreted, therefore proving that cultural differences have a significant impact on nonverbal communication.
Throughout history different cultures and societies have shaped us to be who we are today despite differences most cultures worked together to get us to where we are in the world today. The way our societies influence our experiences help us to find our own truth which, in turn, adds to what we personally view as reality. Our different cultures and societies influence each other through our different languages, our thinking processes and our sets of knowledge. In unit one of World Experience we have read many different texts, most of them have the common theme that thinking, knowledge, and language all shape our societies and cultures and how we interact with one another and how it changes the way we perceive things such as reality.
Body language and various other nonverbal cues have long been recognized as being of great importance to the facilitation of communication. There has been a long running debate as to whether body language signals and their meanings are culturally determined or whether such cues are innate and thus universal. The nature versus nurture dichotomy inherent in this debate is false; one does not preclude the other’s influence. Rather researchers should seek to address the question how much of nonverbal communication is innate and how much is culturally defined? Are there any true universal nonverbal cues or just universal tendencies modified to suit cultural ideals and constraints?
And over the period of times these ideologies are unquestionably canonized in the form of discourse. The relationship between these three issues may help people understand better how language contributes to the domination of some people by other. Like other acts of writing, translation is also a form of communication, which belongs to a world of roles, values and ideas. This is especially true because translation is in itself an intently relational act, one which establishes connections between text and culture, between author and reader. Moreover translations, unlike the original works are always governed by ideological compulsions: “Creative art might owe its origin to purely aesthetic reason (the aesthetic principles may however be indirectly linked to social praxis), but the need of translation is more ideological than aesthetic.” (Dash, 2005: 149).