Linguistic and Cultural Online Communication Issues in the Global Age

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-03-31
  • Publisher: Igi Global

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International online access has grown rapidly in recent years with the number of global Internet users skyrocketing. The most astounding growth, however, is taking place in developing nations. Linguistic and Cultural Online Communication Issues in the Global Age provides readers with in-depth information on the various linguistic, cultural, technological, legal, and other factors that affect interactions in online exchanges within the global age.Linguistic and Cultural Online Communication Issues in the Global Age presents information that allows for effective decisions related to the uses and designs of online media when interacting with individuals from other cultures. This comprehensive and informative title thoroughly covers foundational knowledge needed to communicate effectively with individuals from other countries and cultures via online media.

Table of Contents

Detailed Table of Contentsp. vi
Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xxiii
Language, Culture, and Cyberspace
Internet Multilinguality: Challenges, Dimensions, and Recommendationsp. 1
Linguistics of Computer-Mediated Communication: Approaching the Metaphorp. 15
Machine Translation as the Future of International Online Communicationp. 34
Classifying Web Users: A Cultural Value-Based Approachp. 45
Intercultural Computer-Mediated Communication Between Chinese and U.S. College Studentsp. 63
Global Virtual Communities and International Online Collaboration
Culture and Communication Challenges in Virtual Workspacesp. 79
The Language of Leaders: Identifying Emergent Leaders in Global Virtual Teamsp. 93
Researching Online Intercultural Dialog in Business: Using Established Methods to Create New Toolsp. 112
Aspects of Online Design in International Environments
Web Site Analysis Across Cultures: An Inquiry into Intercultural Values and Web Site Designp. 124
Cultural Cognitive Style and the Web; Toward a Theory and Practice of Web Design for International Usersp. 143
Global Internet Usage, Web Site Design, and Cultural Communication Preferences: Contributions from Cross-Cultural Marketing and Advertising Researchp. 160
Governance and Legal Factors in Global Cyberspace
Global Governance and the Local Internetp. 177
Web Sites and the Law: An Avenue for Localizationp. 202
A Frame Analysis of Privacy Regulation in an International Arena: Understanding Interdependency in a Globalized Worldp. 214
International Aspects of Online Education
Cyberspace and Online Education: The Influences of Global Cyberculture on International Studentsp. 239
Teaching, Learning, Negotiating: The World Wide Web as a Model for Successful Cross-Cultural Communicationp. 253
E-Learning and the Global Workforce: Social and Cultural Implications for Workplace Adult Education and Trainingp. 276
The Impact of Sociocultural Factors in Multicultural Communication Environments: A Case Example from an Australian University's Provision of Distance Education in the Global Classroomp. 306
About the Authorsp. 328
Indexp. 334
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