Meanings in Madagascar: Cases of Intercultural Communication Øyvind Dahl

ISBN: 9780897896429

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Meanings in Madagascar: Cases of Intercultural Communication  by  Øyvind Dahl

Meanings in Madagascar: Cases of Intercultural Communication by Øyvind Dahl
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Most analyses of interpersonal communication ignore the relationship between communication and culture. When intercultural communication takes place, the interlocutors may have very different conceptions of what is being discussed, since meaning inMoreMost analyses of interpersonal communication ignore the relationship between communication and culture. When intercultural communication takes place, the interlocutors may have very different conceptions of what is being discussed, since meaning in any culture results from lifelong learning within that culture. Such concepts as worldviews, cultural beliefs, and decision-making processes are unique to each culture, and affect each cultures interpretation of the same discussion.

In illustrating possible misunderstandings because of cultural differences, Dahl focuses on the Merina in the Highlands of Madagascar and the Western World. He suggests many ways in which the Malagasys worldview and values are different from the Westerners, and how these differences affect communication.



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