Units of Study

LNGS2617 - Cross-Cultural Communication

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr Toni Borowsky


In today's globalized and multicultural societies, intercultural communication is common. It challenges people who engage in it, and theories of communication in different societies (i.e. cross-cultural communication). We consider approaches including conversation analysis, speech act theory, interactional sociolinguistics, the ethnography of communication, and discourse analysis. In analysing samples of cross-cultural communication we attend to how social relationships between participants are reflected in their linguistic practices. We explore applied perspectives on intercultural communication in educational, courtroom and workplace interactions.


1x1500wd presentation (25%), 1x1500wd problem set (25%), 1x3000wd essay (50%)


1x2-hr seminar/week


Either (two of LNGS1001, LNGS1002, LNGS1003, LNGS1004, LNGS1005) or (Credit average in 12 Senior credit points from one of the foreign languages (French, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Arabic, Spanish, German, Latin, Modern Greek, Ancient Greek, Indonesian, Malay, Korean, Thai, Yiddish, Hebrew, Syriac, Aramaic, Sanskrit)


LNGS3903, LNGS3923

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.


  9am 10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm



Seminar 1





1 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 2


  9am 10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm




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