Constraints Of Cross Cultural Communication

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Cross - Cultural Communication INTRODUCTION Nowadays, there are various ways people use to communicate. We communicate for various reasons, to persuade, build relationships, give information, entertainment and to present your viewpoints. The most common ways can be broadly categorised as verbal and non-verbal communication. This can be used as a tool to connect people from different places. In this essay, I will explore different behavioural constraints that will potentially lead to variations in verbal and non-verbal communication styles between Thai and native English speakers. The definition of cross-cultural communication can be separated into two parts. Firstly, ‘cross-cultural relates to different cultures or comparison between them and communication is the imparting or exchanging of information by speaking, writing, or using some other medium’. Therefore, cross-cultural communication can be defined as the imparting or exchanging of information between different cultures. The main controlling idea of this essay is the behavioural constraints due to differences in the environment and society, lead to variations in verbal and non-verbal communication styles between Thai and native English speakers. BEHAVIOURAL CONSTRAINTS The behavioural constraints refer to a limitation of behaviour, whereby people cannot act the way they used to or in a situation where that type of act is not considered as acceptable in certain communities. There are different reasons that resulted
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