Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Economy, Management and Education Technology

Analysis of Silence in Intercultural Communication

Authors
Yuan Yuan Quan
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Yuan Yuan Quan
Available Online August 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icemet-15.2015.35How to use a DOI?
Keywords
silence; intercultural communication; social and pragmatic functions.
Abstract
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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Proceedings
2015 International Conference on Economy, Management and Education Technology
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
August 2015
ISBN
978-94-62520-97-4
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icemet-15.2015.35How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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