Intercultural Communication

Culture-based communication norms impact what we say and how we say it. CAWL research on culture and communication addresses context dependence, or the degree to which one uses and attends to contextual cues in messages, relationships, time, and space,  and also the use and interpretation of nonverbal cues in negotiation and conflict management.

See Dr. Adair's work on culture and communication as it appears here with a whiteboard video illustration and some audio comments by the authors.

Select Publications:

  • Liu, L.A. & Adair, W.L. (2017). Intercultural communication in international negotiation. In. Y.Y. Kim (Ed.) The International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication, in Wiley-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication Series. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  • Adair, W.L, Buchan, N., Chen, X.P., & Liu, D. (2016). A model of communication context and measure of context dependence. Academy of Management Discoveries, 2(2): 198-217. doi: 10.5465/amd.2014.0018
  • Semnani-Azad, Z. & Adair, W.L. (2014). Watch your tone... Relational paralinguistic messages in negotiation: The case of the East and West. International Studies of Management and Organization, 43(4), 64-89. doi: 10.2753/IMO0020-8825430404

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