A Discourse on Intercultural Communication and Nation Building

Authors

  • Ayoola Adekunle Dada University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard Campus, Durban, South Africa.
  • Olanipekun Babatunde

Keywords:

Keywords, Communication, Culture, Intercultural, Nation Building

Abstract

The importance of communication across cultures has long been recognized. However, the effectiveness of communication across cultures depends largely on understanding a variety of differences between participants communicating who are from different cultures. This paper examined how the cultural background of people involved in a conversation can affect the effectiveness of communication. It also identified hindrances of intercultural communication and how it can enhance nation building when these hindrances are addressed.

 

Author Biography

Ayoola Adekunle Dada, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard Campus, Durban, South Africa.

Department of Sociology, PhD Candidate

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Published

2015-04-15

How to Cite

Dada, A. A., & Babatunde, O. (2015). A Discourse on Intercultural Communication and Nation Building. Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, 3(2). Retrieved from https://ajouronline.com/index.php/AJHSS/article/view/2470

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