Cross-Cultural Communication

What difficulties in communication do cross-cultural workers face? How can these best be addressed in various settings?

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Tsunami (A Spanish Language Article)

by Anne Thiessen

Native speakers of minority languages experience increasing pressure to abandon their languages and adopt the dominant trade language. Such pressure places the world’s minority languages under threat of extinction. This article explores the responsibility that cross-cultural workers have to value and learn minority languages, to recognize their own role in the displacement of these languages, and to offer help to indigenous communities in maintaining their languages through stable bilingualism.

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Book Review: African Heartbeat

by Editor

In his novel, African Heartbeat and a Vulnerable Fool, Jim Harries gives the Western reader an opportunity to vicariously experience an immersion in African culture with all its confusing reality. It is based on true stories and events, and takes place in the fictional African country of Holima.This book would be a good resource for prospective cross-cultural workers to help them be aware of what they are “going to meet up with” (p. 165).

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