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Communicative Fiasco as a Cross-cultural Phenomenon (on the material of the novel «Twelve Stories of Russia: a Novel, I guess» by A.J. Perry)

Author(s): Olga M. Verbitskaya

Journal: European Researcher
ISSN 2219-8229

Issue: 2;
Start page: 159;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: communicative fiasco | intercultural communication | cultural stereotypes | communicative competence | communicative errors | ethnocentrism | culture shock | acculturation

The proposed article introduces the problem of communicative fiasco that occurs in the process of cross-cultural communication, makes insight into the issue. In the research the author makes an attempt to reveal the reasons of verbal communicative breakdowns with the consideration of non-verbal factors. The analysis allows to single out such “areas” in which failures and conflicts are most likely to emerge in the process of cross-cultural interaction. The following work has both a theoretical and practical value for teachers of English as a foreign language and for all those who are interested in the problems of intercultural communication.

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