Intercultural Communication: A Critical Introduction (Paperback)
Combining perspectives from discourse analysis and sociolinguistics, the second edition of this popular textbook provides students with an up-to-date overview of the field of intercultural communication. Ingrid Piller explains communication in context using two main approaches. The first treats cultural identity, difference and similarity as discursive constructions. The second, informed by bilingualism studies, highlights the use and prestige of different languages and language varieties as well as the varying access that speakers have to them.
Ingrid Piller is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. She holds a PhD from the Technical University of Dresden, Germany, and has taught at universities in Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. She has published widely on the sociolinguistics of language learning, multilingualism and intercultural communication. She blogs about her research at www.languageonthemove.org