Culture and Interpersonal Communication Culture is the programming of the mind and also known as the human-made part of the environment (Larry, Richard, Edwin, and Carolyn, 2013). Culture is made up by religion, history, values, language, and social organizations. Communication between people from different cultures is important. It has been occurs ring for thousands of years as cultural groups waged war, conducted commercial activities, and engaged in social exchanges with each other (Larry, Richard, Edwin, and Carolyn, 2013). People are moving from place to place throughout the world.
This book also deals with that language also helps people to know about the culture they are reading by the gesture of the speech such as their way of approach, point of view as a community and others. In this book, the relationship between language and culture is established through the linguistic reconstruction of intercultural communication. Through this book I get the idea that language also helps to learn culture for different situations. So, both the language and culture are interrelated with each other in terms of learning. Ferraro, Gary P., and Susan Andreatta.
Every culture will have a different belief so having knowledge of a variety of beliefs will help you communicate effectively. A important communication is to maintain of health care, with respect to service users with a different cultural back ground. Cultures are a variety of knowledge, beliefs, an attitudes that are related to identify
Communication is used everyday by everyone in order to be able to express what they are feeling or thinking with other people. There are multiple ways of communication and everyone communicates in different manners. These ways of communications are learned based on the culture that a person grows with and it then influences the way that they practice communication in their own lives when building relationships with others that may not come from their same cultural background. Communication is a mechanism that individuals use in order to be able to share out ideas or form relationships, but what is the basis of communication? According to the texbook Real Communication: An introduction, it states “ Research shows that people with high self-esteem are more confident in their interpersonal relationships” (O’Hair, Wiemann, Mullin, & Teven,
Interestingly ones language and culture have a crucial part in defining ones identity. Language when simply defined is a group of words which are articulated to communicate, but it is a sign of our social identity. It helps to share thoughts, emotions and opinions. Culture on the other hand grooms the language we use. Ones culture is greatly influenced by ones social background, likes, dislikes, habits, believes etc.
A communication system in society is language. According to Wardhaugh (1989 :1), society is any group of people who are drawn together for a certain purpose or purposes. As people always bring language in conversation every day, the language becomes a structure that used in the public for a specific tenacity of a group. For example the language used by a teenager with their friends is different from the language used by employees with their fellow workers. The relationship between language and society is very important and cannot be separated and stand alone because language as one of the bridge to make communication happen in society.
5.1.1 – Understanding culture a) Introduction: Culture plays an important role in organisations. People from different places gather at a venue, play together and work together. We all know that every person is different from the other in terms of thinking, behaviour, lifestyle and beliefs. Hence to work in any specific environment, one should know each other’s culture to keep the environment active and alive. In a global business scenario, it becomes important that the leader understands the culture of his own country as well as the culture of the foreign country.
It is as if one culture is practicing another culture so that they can understand and respect each other’s culture that can be useful in the future for communicating. Individual need to respect each other’s culture too in order to avoid misunderstanding. Never give up on overcoming cross-cultural barriers as it is needed in life to improve communication skills. Always have an open heart to learn more cultures instead of just one
Language is the foundation of every culture which consists of word meanings and symbols which not only describes a culture but shapes it as well. It includes speech (spoken sounds), written characters (letters), numerals, symbols ( ), and gestures (waving
Most cultures have different accents, slang, vocabulary, and so much more. These differences are so strong that what we say has different dialects. Nonverbal communication also plays a huge part in cross- cultural understanding because many signs are similar as in other cultures. This consist of distance, touching, body position, gestures, facial expressions, and eye contact. However, culturally intelligent people will adapt their language to be in understanding with the vocabulary and style of the other person.