ERIC Number: ED390096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Using Dialogue between Researcher and Participants as a Method of Coping with Issues of Credibility in Translation of Hispanics' Professional Presentations.
Flores, Norma Landa
This paper contrasts Edward Hall's microcultural analysis method of teaching members of different cultures how to interact with the others, with Norma Flores' macrocultural Intercultural Assessment of Communication Competency and English Speaking Skills (I ACCESS) method of giving members of different cultures an opportunity to collaborate with each other. The paper describes the first phase of the consultation/collaboration sessions during which the Bicultural Oral Communication Assessment (BOCA) pronunciation test was used to diagnose speaker proficiency, plan curriculum, and evaluate oral communication competency in translation of Hispanics' workplace interactions. The paper next describes the second phase of the consultation/collaboration sessions during which the I ACCESS was used to develop behaviorally descriptive criterion-reference public speaking evaluation forms as the catalyst to critical thinking multicultural message preparation for Hispanics' professional presentations and evaluations. The paper concludes by recommending the macrocultural method of coping with issues of credibility in translation of Hispanics' professional presentations so that divergent realities may be given an opportunity to recode credibility through the "other's" voice and image. Appendixes present an intercultural communication model, the I ACCESS form, a pronunciation skills assessment form, pronunciation review charts, and outlines and evaluation forms for three speeches. Contains 29 references. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Communication Strategies; Oral Presentations
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (81st, San Antonio, TX, November 18-21, 1995).