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Title: English: One Language, Different Cultures
Subtitle: Second edition
Edited By: Eddie Ronowicz
Colin Yallop
URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com
Description:

Note: This is the second edition of a previously published book.

'English: One Language, Different Cultures' is an introduction to
culturally determined aspects of communicating in British, Australian,
Canadian, New Zealand and American societies. The focus is on effective
communication with members of these societies, especially on correcting
false stereotypes which may cause misunderstandings. The second edition of
this popular textbook has been fully revised and updated throughout. A new
chapter on New Zealand has been added, along with maps, exercises and
suggestions for further reading. This is the essential textbook for
undergraduate and postgraduate students of language, culture and
communication, future English language teachers, as well as translators and
interpreters, who deal with texts originating from various English speaking
countries.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0826491758
ISBN-13: 9780826491756
Pages: 304
Prices: U.K. £ 25.00

 
 
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ISBN: 0826481752
ISBN-13: 9780826481757
Pages: 304
Prices: U.K. £ 75.00