Journal sections
Archive and statistics
Log in



or
Печатный вестник PRINTED
JOURNALS OF
MRSU
Издательство МГОУ Publishing house the
MRSU
CONTACT US:

Our address: 105005, Moscow, Radio street,10a, office 98.

Telephone:
+7 (495) 780-09-42 add. 1740,
+7 (495) 723-56-31

E-mail: info@evestnik-mgou.ru,
e-mag@mgou.ru

Work schedule: Monday to Thursday from 10-00 to 17-30,

Friday from 10:00 to 16-00,

lunch break from 13:00 to 14-00.

 

WE IN SOCIAL MEDIA

BK Facebook Telegram Twitter Instagram

Bulletin of the MRSU / Section "Linguistics" / 2011 № 2.

 

I.M. Sheina

Business correspondence in Russian, English and Japanese in intercultural communication. In: Bulletin of the Moscow Region State University (electronic journal), 2011, no. 2, pp. 62-68.


UDC Index: 81'42

Date of publication: Page: 62 - 68

The full text of the article

Downloads count Downloads count: 62

Abstract


The article describes a set of strategies that help to identify cross-cultural differences in discourse structures and the culture-specific mechanisms of speech acts production. This set of strategies can be used as a method of discourse analysis that will contribute to preventing miscommunication in intercultural interaction. Analysis of samples of business correspondence in English, Russian and Japanese shows that the three cultures are different in one of the five dimensions of culture identified by G. Hofstede, which is power distance. This difference gives rise to miscommunication or at least communicative discomfort. The analysis also reveals discourse tactics and strategies that each culture employs to produce a culturally appropriate text. The article also argues that miscommunication can be prevented if teaching a foreign language we aim at developing learners’ intercultural communicative competence.

Key words


discourse, miscommunication, intercultural communication, discourse strategies, business correspondence

List of references


Лицензия Creative Commons