Introduction: The Challenge of Cultural Variety
Communication is more than language. Underlying what we say to one another is a web of assumptions, values, expectations, feelings, ideas and common experiences that we share. Taken together these may be called our “culture”, which may be defined as including everything in “the way of life of a group of people”. We may not be aware of it, but our culture provides a common basis for us to understand one another.
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