ERIC Number: EJ509721
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Communication Distortion: An Intercultural Lesson from the Visa Application Process.
Olaniran, Bolanle A.; Williams, David E.
Communication Quarterly, v43 n2 p225-40 Spr 1995
Investigates a visa interview process involving applicants from a West African country and interviewers from a Western culture to examine the effects of intercultural factors on communication distortion. Examines speech pattern, body posture, and eye contact, along with information disclosure and verbal aggression. Suggests that different cultures attribute different meaning to similar behaviors, which results in communication distortion. (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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