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    Language, Culture, and Cognition in Cross-cultural Communication


    Nardon, Luciara and Steers, Richard and Stone, Christian (2012) Language, Culture, and Cognition in Cross-cultural Communication. Proceedings of the New Frontiers in Management and Organizational Cognition Conference. ISSN 978-1-909561-01-4

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    Abstract

    It is well documented that communication styles and patterns vary across cultures. However, less is known about the process underlying these differences. Understanding why communication patterns vary is just as important as understanding how they vary because communication is by nature a dynamic and interactive process. Despite the importance of the transmission of meaning for successful communication, and the role that cognition plays in the assignment of meaning, little has been done to draw on cognitive theories to advance the field of cross-cultural communication. In this paper we draw on the attention-interpretation-message (AIM) framework of cross-cultural communication and on extant cross-cultural communication literature to elaborate on the role of linguistic structures and culture logic in influencing the cognitive processes associated with communication. We conclude with the identification of avenues for future research.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: cross-cultural communication; cognition; information processing; language; cultural logic; attention-interpretation-message model; Managerial and Organizational Cognition;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 4051
    Depositing User: Professor Robert Galavan
    Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2012 15:21
    Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the New Frontiers in Management and Organizational Cognition Conference
    Publisher: National University of Ireland Maynooth
    Refereed: Yes
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