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Cultures and communication: The email, still a powerful communication tool

Different spheres of interest such as linguistics, sociology, psychology, communication, computer and information science were explored in relation to email. Despite all the findings published throughout the years, researchers still find them “unsatisfactory” (Sallis and Kassabova, 2000, p. 45), because … Continue reading

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Cultures and communication: Culture influences on email writing and interpretation

I carried out a study on this subject some years ago and I would like to share some thoughts about the culture’s influences on email writing and content interpretation. The study involved a number of European teachers that worked in … Continue reading

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Cultures and communication: Email as a learning tool

I sent out my first email 20 years ago. By that time I could not anticipate that the email as a communication means would change our professional and personal lives. My first emails were linked to teaching and learning activities. … Continue reading

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Cultures and communication: Marrying cultures and computers

Discussing several aspects of intercultural computer-mediated communication (ICCMC) Amant (2002) explains what happens “when cultures and computers collide”. He argues that some computer-mediated communication (CMC) aspects appear to go against the communication needs and anticipations of cultural groups, particularly in … Continue reading

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Cultures and communication: Intercultural learning

Defining intercultural learning Intercultural learning is a complex process which entails learning about one’s own culture and other cultures. It is therefore about putting one’s own culture in the context of world cultures. Intercultural learning is one of the main … Continue reading

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Content Review: Readership’ feedback to content written in their second language

This article covers some thoughts about gathering readership’ feedback through email interview in the context of reviewing content, which addresses an international audience, where most of the readers are non-English native speakers. As English is one of the most spoken … Continue reading

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Reading: Moving from paper to screen

1. Introduction Some years ago I read an article, which, somewhat anticipated the progress in the field of reading on both screen and mobile devices. I thought it would be interesting to share my critical views written by that time, … Continue reading

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