Wikipedia is a great resource for getting general info about something, but because anyone can contribute or change its content it is considered unreliable. College faculty typically do not consider Wikipedia a credible information source.
Instead, use the library's print or electronic encyclopedias, dictionaries, or other reference books to backup the basic information of your research paper. These resources have gone through an editorial process to check for accuracy. To the right and below are some resources that may be of use.
How do people communicate across cultures? What does it mean to speak another language? Is it only a matter of linguistic skill? This course focuses on cross-cultural communication between Japan and the US. First, we will explore to what extent people view other cultures through the lens of their own cultural biases. Second, we will closely look at how Japanese cultural aspects affect their language use and communication styles. The Japanese cultural characteristics include the concepts of amae (self-indulgence), uchi-soto (insiders-outsiders), collectivism, and horizontal and vertical relationships. Finally, we will examine how these concepts affect communication styles in a Japanese company, where English is used as lingua franca (common language).
Below are key reference books that provide a general overview of a topic or help identify synonyms, related terms, or basic data. These sources often include references and lists of further readings.
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