The Role of Culture in Communication: How Cultures Influence the Way People Perceive Information

Abstract

Communication is an important part of everyday. However, its perpetual presence often implies simplicity and mutual understanding. While there are a lot of description on communication, generated information and symbols, thoughts and feelings so the message from the source to be transferred to the receiver and transferred correctly understood the interpretation of this message is a process that is completed. Of course, this process is not always realized correctly because of cultural factors. To say that communication takes place, as can be seen from the definition of the message to be transmitted is not sufficient. We can say communication totally done if message understood and interpreted correctly. The anthropologists Edward T. Hall and Geert Hofstede conducted most of the research on cultural differences in communication. As it is a vast topic, this paper will focus on the differences in high-context and low-context communication styles across cultures and their influence on the way people perceive information.



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Can Cemal Cingi, Anadolu University, Turkey

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Conference: MediAsia2014
Stream: International Communication

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