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Posted by Claudia Brauer on Mar 1, 2011 44 views
Improve your cross-cultural communication skills




This 90-minute introduction to cultural diversity explores the way communication is affected by race, ethnicity, age, gender, customs, social class, physical and mental ability, religious or spiritual background, and even geography, climate, history, social class and family occupation.

Words contain the elements of ideology, values, norms, folkways, laws, taboos, technology, social collectives, status and roles. The meaning of words is embedded in the culture of the individual or organization expressing the ideas that such words convey. Every translator and interpreter must be aware of the diverse belief systems that such symbols - the words - represent, not only in terms of the culture of the source words but also in terms of his/her own culture, which will impact the target words.


Language: English


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