Engaging and Transforming Global Communication through Cultural Discourse Analysis: A Tribute to Donal Carbaugh

Engaging and Transforming Global Communication through Cultural Discourse Analysis: A Tribute to Donal Carbaugh

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Global communication can be difficult in the best of circumstances. The contributors in this book take seriously the premise that one can examine communication within specific global settings and scenes with the goal of ensuring that the meanings made among those within specific communities is more clearly understood. This includes recognizing that we often communicate based on specific assumptions and act in ways that have normative bases that are shared with those within communities, but are often difficult to discern or navigate by those who are not members of them.

Situated within the Ethnography of Communication research program, the contributors in this volume use Cultural Discourse Analysis to examine such practices, a theory and methodology developed by Donal Carbaugh over the past thirty years. The book is a celebration of his work and career, in which forty-four prominent Communication scholars and practitioners come together to use this framework to examine pressing communication issues across the globe. The book includes a preface by Gerry Philipsen that is an academic history of Carbaugh’s career, an introduction outlining the history and current practice of Cultural Discourse Analysis, sixteen data based chapters using the framework to examine a broad range of inter/cultural communication practices across the globe, and an epilogue by Carbaugh reviewing this research and its future trajectory. The book is a handbook of Cultural Discourse Analysis for examining the latest in Cultural Discourse Analysis research and learning how to do such work that will be useful to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in a broad range of fields, inter/cultural communication scholars, and all those who seek to better understand and communicate in the global world today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683930396
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Publication date: 11/13/2018
Series: The Fairleigh Dickinson University Press Series in Communication Studies
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 382
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Michelle Scollo is associate professor of communication at the College of Mount Saint Vincent.

Trudy Milburn is assistant dean for the school of liberal arts and sciences at Purchase College, SUNY.

Table of Contents



Gerry Philipsen


Cultural Discourse Analysis: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Michelle Scollo & Trudy Milburn


1. Speaking of Health in Singapore Using the Singlish term Heaty

Evelyn Y. Ho, Sunny Lie, Pauline Luk, & Mohan J. Dutta

2. Applying Cultural Discourse Analysis to an Online Community: LinkedIn’s Cultural Discourse of Professionalism

Tabitha Hart & Trudy Milburn

3. Voice Persona Perceptions: Apologies in In-Car Speech Technology

Laura Rosenbaun, Ute Winter, & Brion van Over


4. When Discourse Matters: Temporality in Discursive Action

Tamar Katriel & Oren Livio

5. Cultural Discourse Analysis as Critical Analysis: A View from Twin Oaks and SuicideForum.com

Jolane Flanigan & Mike Alvarez

6. Cultural Variation in End-of-Life Conversations: Using Cultural Discourse Analysis to Inform Case Studies Designed for Professional Military Education

Lauren Mackenzie & Kelly Tenzek

7. Museum Tour Talk: Communicative Acts, Associated Identities, and their Idealizations

Richard Wilkins, Fran Gulinello, & Karen Wolf


8. “Talking” and Tapailla (“Seeing Someone”): Cultural Terms and Ways of Communicating in the Development of Romantic Relationships in the United States and Finland

Michelle Scollo & Saila Poutiainen

9. “Fellow Hunters” and “Humans of the Ocean”: Identity and Relations across Species

Tovar Cerulli & Tema Milstein


10. Symbolic Agonistics: Stressing Emotion and Relation in Mexican, Mexican@, and Japanese Discourses

Patricia Covarrubias, Dani S. Kvam, & Max Saito

11. Policing the Boundaries of the Sayable: The Public Negotiation of Profane, Prohibited and Proscribed Speech

Brion van Over, Gonen Dori-Hacohen, & Michaela R. Winchatz

12. “We Know How to Cry Out”: Emotion Expression at an African American Funeral

Danielle Graham & Sally O. Hastings


13. Cultural Discourses in Native American Educational Contexts

James L. Leighter, Eean Grimshaw, & Charles A. Braithwaite

14. Engaging Change: Exploring the Adaptive and Generative Potential of Cultural Discourse Analysis Findings for Policies and Social Programs

Lisa Rudnick, Saskia Witteborn, & Ruth Edmonds

15. “The Things I Leave Behind”: Negotiating Bulgarian and Latvian Identities in Relation to Dwelling and “Proper Action” in Public Discourses on Remigration

Liene Locmele & Nadezhda Sotirova

16. Cultural Discourse Analysis within an Ecosystem of Discourse Analytic Approaches: Connections and Boundaries

David Boromisza-Habashi, Leah Sprain, Natasha Shrikant, Lydia Reinig, & Katherine R. Peters


Donal Carbaugh

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