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ERIC Number: EJ589729
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
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A Cross-Cultural Misunderstanding: The Case of the Arabic Expression "Inshallah,""If God Wills."
Masliyah, Sadok
Dialog on Language Instruction, v13 n1-2 p97-116 1999
Discusses communication misunderstandings between peoples of different cultures, suggesting that the major barriers to intercultural communication are often political and international ethnocentricities. Religion is sometimes an even stronger source of ethnocentrism. Provides the example of the Arabic expression, "inshallah," commonly used in everyday interaction in the Arab world, and explores reasons that the term is widely misunderstood by Westerners. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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