APA Handbook of Intercultural Communication
For individuals in the U.S. & U.S. territories
In today's globalized world of international contact and multicultural interaction, effective intercultural communication is increasingly a prerequisite for social harmony and organizational success.
This handbook illustrates how the practical, problem-solving approach of applied linguistics can illuminate a range of issues that arise in real-life intercultural interaction. Experts from a range of social science disciplines, including psychology, applied thoughts, and anthropology, describe, analyze, and where possible, propose solutions to language-related problems.
This book presents theoretical and applied examinations of topics that have contemporary relevance in intercultural settings, including power, dominance, discrimination, social boundaries, taboos, conflict, and identity. Applied chapters cover intercultural communication in school, work, and healthcare settings; as well as in intimate relationships, and in training environments.
I. Theoretical Perspectives
- A Cognitive Pragmatic Perspective on Communication and Culture
- Psychological Perspectives: Social Psychology, Language, and Intercultural Communication
—Madeleine Brabant, Bernadette Watson, and Cindy Gallois
- Emotion and Intercultural Adjustment
—David Matsumoto, Seung Hee You, and Jeffrey A. LeRoux
- Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Intercultural Conflict: The "Bermuda Triangle" of Conflict, Culture, and Communication
—Nathalie van Meurs and Helen Spencer-Oatey
- Discrimination in Discourse
- Power and Dominance in Intercultural Communication
- Communicating Identity in Intercultural Communication
—Janet Spreckels and Helga Kotthoff
- Multilingual Forms of Talk and Identity Work
- Crossing–Negotiating Social Boundaries
—Pia Quist and J. Normann Jørgensen
- Silence and Taboo
—Sabine Krajewski and Hartmut Schröder
II. Applied Intercultural Communication
- Intercultural Communication in Healthcare Settings
- Schools and Cultural Difference
- The Cultural Context of Media Interpretation
- Cross-Cultural Communication in Intimate Relationships
- Adapting Authentic Workplace Talk for Workplace Intercultural Communication Training
- Intercultural Training
About the Editor
David Matsumoto, PhD, is an internationally acclaimed author and psychologist. He received his BA from the University of Michigan in 1981 with high honors in psychology and Japanese. He subsequently earned his MA (1983) and PhD (1986) in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. He is currently professor of psychology and director of the Culture and Emotion Research Laboratory at San Francisco State University, where he has been since 1989.
He has studied culture, emotion, social interaction, and communication for 25 years. His books include well-known titles such as Culture and Psychology and the Cambridge Dictionary of Psychology.
He is the recipient of many awards and honors in the field of psychology, including being named a G. Stanley Hall lecturer by the American Psychological Association.
He is the series editor for Cambridge University Press's series on Culture and Psychology. He is also editor for the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology and the Culture and Diversity section of Social and Personality Psychology Compass.