University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

LING 2038 - Cross Cultural Communication

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Assessment: 2 x 1000 words or equivalent practical assignments, 2500 word essay or equivalent report
Syllabus:

Misunderstandings often arise when speakers of different languages, or indeed speakers of the same language communicate. Some misunderstandings are easily identified and rectified or may be of little consequences. At other times there can be a complete breakdown in communication. Serious miscommunication can even result when neither party is aware that there is any problem. Both parties may think that the other is understanding perfectly what they are saying, though a major misunderstanding is unfolding resulting in misdiagnosis, mistreatment, gross injustice, financial penalty or the like. The course seeks to identify and make explicit sources of misunderstanding through practical investigation of interactions in a range of contexts. It will specifically address the use of interpreters, the role of dialectal differences and different cultural scripts (including subcultures within the same language group). Practical means of identifying and minimising misunderstandings will be promoted. This course will be of interest to a wide range of students, including students of Linguistics, Medicine, Nursing and other health professions, Law, Media, Education, Social Work, languages etc.

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Undergraduate
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Units
EFTSL
Amount
3
0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 18/09/2020 Fri 30/10/2020


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22463 LE01 70 48 30 Jul - 17 Sep Thursday 3pm - 5pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
8 Oct - 29 Oct Thursday 3pm - 5pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22468 TU02 28 18 29 Jul - 16 Sep Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
22469 TU01 28 16 29 Jul - 16 Sep Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room