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ERIC Number: ED074556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Pages: 13
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Intercultural Communication Research: Where Do We Go from Here?
Porter, Richard E.
This paper presents an outline of intercultural communication research needs and offers proposals for research direction for the next decade. The author suggests the following goals and criteria: (1) extend existing theory to encompass intercultural communication; (2) concentrate on intercultural research rather than cross-cultural research; (3) find the social and psychological conditions requisite to successful intercultural contact; (4) determine the effects intercultural communication has on participants; (5) study information diffusion in other cultures; and (6) catalogue culturally determined patterns of communicative behavior. In view of the growing importance of intercultural communication and the increasing challenges of greater interaction among men, the author asserts that it is the responsibility of intercultural communication researchers to provide the knowledge and understanding necessary for meeting those challenges. (LG)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Speech Communication Assn. (Honolulu, November 1972)