Intercultural Differences and Discourse

Aboudi Jawad Hassan

Abstract


This practical work is an attempt to show learners of English that fluency in a foreign language is not the only means of smooth communication. It states that culture is a group-specific (constant)and language has at least two main varieties (spoken and written) (variables). A discourse in this work, moreover, is a spoken or written communicative situation involving two or more parties in a specific spatial and temporal enclosure. Against that background, it highlights the need to use the in-discourse gap-fillers. Accordingly, the work shows that grammatical correctness is not enough to conduct appropriate communication. So are the culture-specific implicit lacks of clarity, intolerance, and non-observance of cultural differences.

Keywords


Disruptions, In-discourse, Gap-fillers, Grammatical Correctness, Implicit Clarity, Intolerance, Widening Scope, Inter-societal Customization and Non-observance

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.8n.2p.132

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