Double Entry Notes The relationship between cultural and rhetorical

Double Entry Notes The relationship between cultural and rhetorical

DoubleEntry Notes: Therelationship between cultural and rhetorical conventions: Engaging ininternational communication.By CarolynBoiarsky

DoubleEntry Notes: Therelationship between cultural and rhetorical conventions: Engaging ininternational communication.By CarolynBoiarsky

Works Cited Entry

Boiarsky, Carolyn. &quotThe relationship between cultural and rhetorical conventions: Engaging in international communication.&quot Technical communication quarterly 4.3 (1995): 245-259.

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Page 246:

“people write and interpret messages according to their particular culture”

This is true because people base on previous knowledge they have in handling new material they encounter. In the case of messages, people go back to their culture in their heads to interpret the messages they encounter.

Page 245:

&quotunderstanding the relationship between culture and language has become a requisite for successful business enterprise in the developing global economy&quot

Businesses operate within cultures and as such, they need to understand a link between language and culture so as to be able to relate successfully with a particular culture for business enterprises to succeed.

Page 245

“International business communication is evolving along with the global economy in four distinct patterns”

I would say that such a remark is subject to personal opinion. I believe that the international business communication is still under evolution and it is still a bit early to speculate about how the process will end.

Page 245

“The present workforce and those about to enter it need to become sensitized to the effects of multicultural conventions on their business communication”.

This is so obvious because the workforce must adapt to international changes in order to achieve organizational goals. The workforce has to change its thinking and get accustomed to change that is happening in international business communication.

Page 247-48

“because North Americans tend to be linear thinkers, argumentation usually follows a deductive cause/effect pattern in which a general statement is made and then details to support the statement follow. Asian correspondence is less linear and more inductive.”

True. Americans believe that every action produces an effect as opposed to Asians who believe more in inductive reasoning.

Page 246:

“Asian correspondence is complex, abstract, indirect, non-linear, inductive, and personal.”

Asians take issues more personally rather than taking them for what they are. They tend to personalize matters a lot and always relate to them.

WorksCited

Boiarsky,Carolyn. &quotThe relationship between cultural and rhetoricalconventions: Engaging in international communication.&quot Technicalcommunication quarterly4.3 (1995): 245-259.