Analysis of Silence in Intercultural Communication
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- silence; intercultural communication; social and pragmatic functions.
Verbal communication and non-verbal communication are two ways of communication between human beings. Verbal communication is important and has significant influence on human behavior, meanwhile, non-verbal communication should not be ignored. Silence is one aspect of non-verbal communication. It can also express our ideas and convey information. People from different cultures have different understandings of silence. In order to reach successful intercultural communication, different cultural connotations of silence should be known. This paper explores the reasons for different understandings of silence in American culture and Chinese culture through comparison, illustrating the social and pragmatic functions of silence.
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TY - CONF AU - Yuan Yuan Quan PY - 2015/08 DA - 2015/08 TI - Analysis of Silence in Intercultural Communication BT - Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Economy, Management and Education Technology PB - Atlantis Press SP - 155 EP - 159 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icemet-15.2015.35 DO - 10.2991/icemet-15.2015.35 ID - Quan2015/08 ER -