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Author Tsuda, Yukio.

Title Language inequality and distortion in intercultural communication : a critical theory approach / Yukio Tsuda
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1986


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Description x, 97 pages ; 22 cm
Series Pragmatics & beyond, 0166-6258 ; VII:7
Pragmatics & beyond. 0166-6258 ; VII:7
Contents 1. Critical theory approach to language inequalities -- 2. Language inequality in distorted intercultural communication -- 3. The ideology of civilization and Western domination -- 4. Conclusion
Summary "This study sheds light on the problem of communicative inequality, neglected both by linguists and communication scholars, among speakers of different languages. It provides a four-step Critical Theory analysis of language-based inequality and distortion between speakers of a few dominant languages, especially English, and speakers of minority languages in the context of international and intercultural communication. Based on a theoretical framework of Distorted Communication developed by J. Habermas and C. Müller, the analysis focuses on a critical description, definition, and interpretation of Distorted Intercultural Communication, and exposes the ideology that legitimates linguistic inequality and distortion in communication."--Page 4 of cover
Notes Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Southern Illinois University
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Southern Illinois University
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [91]-97
Notes Also issued online
Subject Civilization, Western.
Intercultural communication.
LC no. 87015794
ISBN 1556190085