Intercultural Communication

The act of successfully passing meaning from a person who locates themselves in one ethnic/cultural demographic to another. More than likely, when intercultural communication happens, at least one of the parties will be code switching.

Commonly used, it’s the act of communicating when two people don’t speak the same language and need to use other methods to deliver their intended meaning. In a more technical sense, people are located within multiple “cultures” and any attempt to deliver meaning across those cultural boundaries, even when the participants speak the same language, may be an instance of intercultural communication – such as when a man and woman communicate in any society where men and women are socialized differently.

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