Cross-cultural communication

Pygmy music has been polyphonic well before their discovery by non-African explorers of the Baka, Aka, Efe, and other foragers of the Central African forests, in the 1200s, which is at least 200 years before polyphony developed in Europe. Note the multiple lines of singers and dancers. The motifs are independent, with theme and variation interweaving. This type of music is thought to be the first expression of polyphony in world music.

Field of study that looks at how people from differing cultural backgrounds communicate, in similar and different ways among themselves, and how they endeavor to communicate across cultures.

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Pygmy music has been polyphonic well before their discovery by non-African explorers of the Baka, Aka, Efe, and other foragers of the Central African forests, in the 1200s, which is at least 200 years before polyphony developed in Europe. Note the multiple lines of singers and dancers. The motifs are independent, with theme and variation interweaving. This type of music is thought to be the first expression of polyphony in world music.

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Communication studies

Academic discipline that deals with processes of human communication and behavior, patterns of communication in interpersonal relationships, social interactions and communication in different cultures.

Academic discipline that deals with processes of human communication and behavior, patterns of communication in interpersonal relationships, social interactions and communication in different cultures.

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As a field of study, communication is applied to journalism, business, mass media, public relations, marketing, news and television broadcasting, interpersonal and intercultural communication, education, public administration—and beyond.

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Intercultural communication

Discipline that studies communication across different cultures and social groups, or how culture affects communication.

Discipline that studies communication across different cultures and social groups, or how culture affects communication.

Two woman communicating beyond language

Cross-cultural communication endeavors to bring together such relatively unrelated areas as cultural anthropology and established areas of communication.

Henry Sweet was a key figure in establishing the applied linguistics tradition in language teaching

Language education

Primarily a branch of applied linguistics, but can be an interdisciplinary field.

Primarily a branch of applied linguistics, but can be an interdisciplinary field.

Henry Sweet was a key figure in establishing the applied linguistics tradition in language teaching
High school Spanish taught as a second language to a class of native English speakers at an American private school in Massachusetts.

There are four main learning categories for language education: communicative competencies, proficiencies, cross-cultural experiences, and multiple literacies.

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Cross-cultural studies

Specialization in anthropology and sister sciences that uses field data from many societies to examine the scope of human behavior and test hypotheses about human behavior and culture.

Specialization in anthropology and sister sciences that uses field data from many societies to examine the scope of human behavior and test hypotheses about human behavior and culture.

An anthropologist with indigenous American people

Hofstede's cultural dimensions theory is a framework for cross-cultural communication, developed by Geert Hofstede in the 1970s.

The 13th century world-system, as described by Janet Abu-Lughod

Globalization

Process of interaction and integration among people, companies, and governments worldwide.

Process of interaction and integration among people, companies, and governments worldwide.

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The Silk Road in the 1st century
Native New World crops exchanged globally: Maize, tomato, potato, vanilla, rubber, cacao, tobacco
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The 1843 launch of the Great Britain, the revolutionary ship of Isambard Kingdom Brunel
During the 19th and early 20th centuries, the United Kingdom was a global superpower.
D.H. Comet, the world's first commercial jet airliner, entered service in 1949
With a population of 1.4 billion, China is the world's second-largest economy.
Singapore is the top country in the Enabling Trade Index.
U.S. Trade Balance and Trade Policy (1895–2015)
Dividends worth CZK 289 billion were paid to the foreign owners of Czech companies in 2016.
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Use of chili pepper has spread from the Americas to cuisines around the world, including Thailand, Korea, China, and Italy.
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As of 2017, there were 2,754 U.S. dollar billionaires worldwide, with a combined wealth of over US$9.2trillion.
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Cross-cultural communication is a field of study that looks at how people from differing cultural backgrounds communicate, in similar and different ways among themselves, and how they endeavour to communicate across cultures.

Hofstede's cultural dimensions theory. Comparison of 4 countries: US, China, Germany and Brazil in all 6 dimensions of the model.

Hofstede's cultural dimensions theory

Hofstede's cultural dimensions theory. Comparison of 4 countries: US, China, Germany and Brazil in all 6 dimensions of the model.

Hofstede's cultural dimensions theory is a framework for cross-cultural communication, developed by Geert Hofstede.

Richard D. Lewis

Richard Donald Lewis (born 1930) is an English communication consultant, writer, polyglot and social theorist.

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7 Dimensions of Culture

organizational theorist, management consultant, and author in the field of cross-cultural communication.

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Stephan Dahl

British academic who holds the position of Cátedra Santander at the New University of Lisbon, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences and adjunct associate professor at James Cook University,.

British academic who holds the position of Cátedra Santander at the New University of Lisbon, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences and adjunct associate professor at James Cook University,.

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He worked for a German music station and MTV and moved to Spain to complete his post-graduate studies before becoming an academic specialising in marketing communications, especially health promotion, social marketing and cross-cultural communication.

Museum of Cultures Basel

Museum of Cultures (Basel)

Swiss museum of ethnography with large and important collections of artifacts, especially from Europe, the South Pacific, Mesoamerica, Tibet, and Bali.

Swiss museum of ethnography with large and important collections of artifacts, especially from Europe, the South Pacific, Mesoamerica, Tibet, and Bali.

Museum of Cultures Basel

Over time the museum shifted its focus to the promotion of intercultural dialog, leading to its official renaming in 1996 as the Museum of Cultures.