The assignment should be a total of between two and four typed, double-spaced pages. Your answers should reflect the materials you have read and should incorporate personal experiences, theories, and synthesis. Let your paper support a critical and creative mind at work
Discuss the following statement: “Prejudice can never be eliminated because it is so deeply rooted in human nature.” What relationship links stereotypes, prejudice, racism, and power?
One summary statement in Chapter 7 Summary of your textbook is this: “As society becomes increasingly multicultural, new concepts of cultural identity are evolving.” Discuss the meaning of this statement. Use specific examples to illustrate your points.
Describe some of the difficulties of translating a foreign language. Give two examples of expressions from the readings or from your own experience that do not translate accurately into English. Explain from both a linguistic and a cultural perspective. You might also explain how technology can assist in the translating process.
The assignment should be a total of between two and four typed, double-spaced pages. Your answers should reflect the materials you have read and should incorporate personal experiences, theories, and synthesis. Let your paper support a critical and creative mind at work.
Explain how differences in the perception of time and the use of space affect intercultural and co-cultural communication. Why is it useful to understand the nonverbal language of a culture? What are some potential obstacles to accurately reading the nonverbal messages of other people? What is meant by the following: “Most nonverbal communication is learned on the subconscious level?”
How can an understanding of the difference between “high-context” and “low-context” cultures help in communicating between members of each culture? (Define these two concepts in your answer.)
Select one of the following prompts from Chapter 5 in Intercultural Communication: A Reader and respond:
· According to “The Nexus of Language, Communication, and Culture” by Mary Fong, what are some fundamental ideas about the relationship between language and culture?
· In “Dialogue and Cultural Communication Codes between Israeli-Jews and Palestinians,” how have the Israeli-Jewish and Arab cultures developed unique speech codes that reflect their nearly polar opposite cultural differences?
· In the selection “In Different Dimensions: Nonverbal Communication and Culture,” how does nonverbal codes, such as verbal languages, shift from culture to culture?