1 Indian men, 1 Caucasian Men and 1 Caucasian Women Restaurant beside York University Data Eating, drinking pop, talking, laughing, well dressed, seemed like people from the same workplace at the office. 1st: Yeah, we were sitting at Danys, then the guy walked in and we ordered some staff, the place there is pretty good. 2nd: Is it only dining? 1st: Yeah, its for 3rd: What do they serve? 1st: Spaghetti, meat balls, cheese sticks, Kate had salad I think 3rd: Thars nice 1st: Should we ask to pack it? 2nd: Yes, we should. Smiles Can we get boxes to go? Raises hands and asks loudly, without looking at the server 1st: We gotta hurry up. Will you go to the meeting today? Asks the 2nd person, he nods. 3rd: Let me pack it for you Touches the plate and the fork. 2nd: Its fine. Dont worry about it. Ill do it. Removes the plate and the box. 1st: Yeah, we have no choice. Laughs and stands up 2nd: Ok, Lets go or we are gonna be late Laughs 3rd: are you gonna present or Steve? 1st: Steve will walks out last Literature It is inevitable that cultural aspects will be visible to others when you interact, when you communicate in the office or when you make a decision. (Chapter 5) Confusion sets in when someone behaves differently from what we expect. If the other person does not do what we want, we think he is weird or does not know how to behave properly. (Chapter 4) When something is asked, one does not use words such as please and thank you, therefore might be seen as rude, due to non-politeness. It is inappropriate to express strong emotions, either verbally or non-verbally, in public or with people whom you dont know very well (Chapter 5) There is sometimes an absence in Indian conversations of what in English conversations are considered politeness formulae: excessive use of greetings, farewells, expressions of gratitude, etc. This does not mean that Indian people are not polite; it simply means that politeness is conveyed differently. (Chapter 5) Link to theory knowing about different cultures ways of expressing: communicating verbally and non-verbally help promote awareness among educators, schoolchildren, and caregivers of ways in which self- and self-other relationships can be understood and stimulate discussion about the interaction of externally and internally constructed identities in acculturation processes, we are only too grateful (p.28) Questions for class discussions: As the article Language Socialization Practices and Cultural Identity: Case Studies of Mexican-Descent Families in California and Texas summarizes that all people speak differently even within one community, how can you describe the communication which happened in Comic book Part C. Example: the Caucasian men seemed confused due to Indian men, due to the lack of politeness Answers: a). there was miscommunication between co-workers b). Caucasian men might not be aware of different styles of communication and therefore seemed confused of the situation c).
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