Linguistic and Cultural Online Communication Issues in the Global Age, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1599042150
  • ISBN-13: 9781599042152
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 337 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released September 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Widely distributed networking and communications technologies have created an environment allowing instant access across cultural and geographic boundaries. This has opened an array of new opportunities and challenges related to language and cultural differences.

Linguistic and Cultural Online Communication Issues in the Global Age provides scholars and researchers in the field with in-depth coverage of the various linguistic, cultural, technological, legal, and other critical factors that affect interaction in online exchanges within a global environment. Linguistic and Cultural Online Communication Issues in the Global Age compiles research that facilitates effective decisions on the use and design of online media for cross-cultural interaction, and how technology can be a valuable instrument in improving intercultural communication.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Language, Culture, and Cyberspace.
2: Internet Multilinguality: Challenges, Dimensions, and Recommendations.
3: Linguistics of Computer-Mediated Communication: Approaching the Metaphor.
4: Machine Translation as the Future of International Online Communication.
5: Classifying Web Users: A Cultural Value-Based Approach.
6: Intercultural Computer-Mediated Communication Between Chinese and U.S. College Students.
7: Global Virtual Communities and International Online Collaboration.
8: Culture and Communication Challenges in Virtual Workspaces.
9: The Language of Leaders: Identifying Emergent Leaders in Global Virtual Teams.
10: Researching Online Intercultural Dialog in Business: Using Established Methods to Create New Tools.
11: Aspects of Online Design in International Environments.
12: Web Site Analysis Across Cultures: An Inquiry into Intercultural Values and Web Site Design.
13: Cultural Cognitive Style and the Web: Toward a Theory and Practice of Web Design for International Users.
14: Global Internet Usage, Web Site Design, and Cultural Communication Preferences: Contributions from Cross-Cultural Marketing and Advertising Research.
15: Governance and Legal Factors in Global Cyberspace.
16: Global Governance and the Local Internet.
17: Web Sites and the Law: An Avenue for Localization.
18: A Frame Analysis of Privacy Regulation in an International Arena: Understanding Interdependency in a Globalized World.
19: International Aspects of Online Education.
20: Cyberspace and Online Education: The Influences of Global Cyberculture on International Students.
21: Teaching, Learning, Negotiating: The World Wide Web as a Model for Successful Cross-Cultural Communication.
22: E-Learning and the Global Workforce: Social and Cultural Implications for Workplace Adult Education and Training.
23: The Impact of Sociocultural Factors in Multicultural Communication Environments: A Case Example from an Australian University's Provision of Distance Education in the Global Classroom.
About the Authors.