The History and Development of the Study of Intercultural Communication and Applied Linguistics

Authored by: Judith N. Martin , Thomas K. Nakayama , Donal Carbaugh

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication

Print publication date:  November  2011
Online publication date:  March  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415572545
eBook ISBN: 9780203805640
Adobe ISBN: 9781136649530


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Communication scholar Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz describes how contemporary intercultural communication scholars can benefit from knowing the historical foundations of current scholarship:

Multiple strands of research have influenced what we study today and how we study it … Modern scholars can benefit from studying the past because it will help to reveal why we study what we do, and why we use the methods that we do … Knowing our own history permits decisions about whether some of our assumptions should perhaps be revised, or whether they still serve researchers well. If modern-day researchers continue to do in the present what our predecessors did in the past, it should at least be the result of a deliberate choice.

Leeds-Hurwitz (2011: 30)

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