Language Shock: Understanding The Culture Of Conversation

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UPC:
9780688149499
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Paperback
Publication Date:
1996/12/16
Release Date:
1996/12/16
Author:
Michael Agar PhD
Language:
english
Edition:
1

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Product Overview

The key to communication, says linguistic anthropologist Michael Agar, is understanding the context and culture of conversation. In Language Shock, Agar reveals how deeply our language and cultural values intertwine to define who we are and how we relate to one another. From paying an electric bill in Austria to opening a bank account in Mexico to handling a parking ticket in the United States, he shows how routine tasks become lessons in the subtleties of conversation when we venture outside our cultural sphere. With humorous, insightful stories from his extensive travels, Agar engages us in a lively study of languaculture and enriches our view of the world.

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