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ERIC Number: ED439449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 21
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Intercultural Communication Competence: Implications of "Old" and "New" Paradigms.
Fairley, Michael
Approaches to intercultural communication competence display such diversity in method and perspective that the term "paradigm" can be used to describe them. There is evidence that a shift is occurring from "old" perspectives of intercultural communication in general and intercultural communication specifically, characterized by individualistic, persuasive, or rational conceptualizations, to "new" perspectives, characterized in terms of interaction, creation, and emergence. This crude way of categorizing these perspectives, as "old" and "new" paradigms, can allow for an examination of the conceptual issues that clearly impact our understanding of intercultural communication phenomena and the usefulness of that understanding. This is especially the case in an academic climate in which the meaning of terms such as culture and competence are ambiguous and shifting. (Contains 22 references and a table describing the new and old paradigms.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Language: English
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