Seeing as language is a way of one expressing itself we can connect language to identity. As in order for one to demonstrate itself we have to be able to express our feelings and emotions and we do so through communication. Some characteristics of language is that it's dynamic, meaning that it changes constantly for example, the English people speak now is not the same English that people used to speak hundreds of years before. Language changes and modernizes itself in order to evolve and has many variations through dialects. Different language communities have certain ways of talking that will set them apart from others and those differences are known as dialects.
It is the perfect guide towards achieving effective communication. The process assures that sender’s message will be understood by the receiver. But the process is not simple as sometimes use of inappropriate medium, incorrect grammar, words that conflict with body language and technical jargon have a negative impact on the communication process. This can create a barrier between you and your client. In counselling setting many a times client misunderstands the therapist words and interpret it wrongly because of which counselling is ineffective.
The socio-cultural differences between the west and India are quite prominent and well pronounced that it became difficult for them to figure out where to strike the right chord. Adding on to this, was the fact that majority of Indians are Hindus with a small percentage of Muslims and other religions. The cultural and religious sensitiveness of these groups where evident in their eating habits as well which made selling pork and beef in the Indian market a tough
Messages are often misconstrued due to communication styles, workplace philosophy, and cultural norms among both cultures. Communication styles can be classified as either verbal or non-verbal. Verbal forms of communication can be depicted into two different patterns, high/indirect and low/direct context. A culture of high/indirect context uses contextual elements such as non-verbal communication to convey their message. Only members of the speaker’s culture can understand the full message being communicated.
Interfaith Marriage is Labeled as “ Born Dead “, Effectively interfaith marriage may create positive or negative reaction or both. Some refute interfaith marriage, mainly because of the many problem the couple would encounter with time, other would support it for it a source of flourishment and mutual enrichment between communities. An anonymous person posted on a that Hillel Mailing list that “Different religious beliefs make for bad company”(1990) , When obviously in other views Rev. Tom Chulak, Unitarian-Universalist minister said “… unity within diversity adds a richness and beauty to marriage and to life.” It seem as though the world cannot see in a interfaith relationship but the religion aspect especially when it is a Muslim woman
As a result, from times immemorial societies consider that is something strange to them and often in conflict with them as that of 'foreign. Arun Joshi presents variety of conflicts in his novel, The Foreigner, at various levels. To start with one can divide the conflicts in this novel into the following two: 1.
Intercultural communication transpires when a person from one culture intends to deliver a message to a person from another culture. Contrastingly, intercultural miscommunication happens when the sender's intended message is not successfully delivered to the individual from the second culture. Misperception, misinterpretation, and misevaluation are often one of the main reasons that cause cross-cultural misunderstandings and complications. Therefore, studies and theories on cross-cultural communication provide a base to exploration in the field of intercultural sensitivity. As stated by Lustig & Koester (1999, pg.60.
“Communication styles and meaning, as well as realities, as perceived by individuals are culturally induced (Ihator, A, 2000).” Cross-cultural problems can be experience through differences in language/accents, context, modes of communications, concept of time, and nonverbal actions. The biggest and most
Due to the really different backgrounds and cultures among us, some people may think that they should protect their own cultures so that they do not listen to others’ opinions. This is normal phenomenon because nobody wants their culture being offended. If we cannot properly deal with cultural diversity, it may influence the relationship and trust building among people. Additionally, if we visit to other countries, it is better to respect and follow their cultural norms and rules so that we will not give a bad image or impression to the local people. Otherwise, it may cause conflicts between people which is not good for promoting cultural diversity.
The degree of ethnocentrism will influence one’s intercultural competence to communicate efficiently and successfully in social context. People who high in ethnocentrism will tend to behave hostile and defensive while encounter any difference in culture. (McKeiver, 2013)They tend to decline the acceptance of difference in culture compared to their own. On the other hand, people who are low in ethnocentrism tend to feel curious and interested towards others culture thus tend to accept the difference of cultures. (McKeiver, 2013) One of the ways to reduce ethnocentrism is to tolerate or accept other culture that is different from ours.