La réalité de l’incompréhension culturelle à l’épreuve de l’analyse : les limites de la dimension communicationnelle

Emmanuelle Sauvage, in De la singularité en communication interculturelle: approches transdisciplinaires, Gilles Louÿs et Emmanuelle Sauvage (dir.), Ed L’Harmattan juin 2014.

Do we really understand someone from another cultural background when we think we do? What does communicating really mean? This chapter analyses how communication processes are elaborated in a multicultural environment. Hinting at some semiotics grounds, it develops the idea that the communication level, both verbal and non-verbal, does not prevent people engaged in a social dynamics from falling into traps when it comes to understand what the other means.


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