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Do's and Taboos of Using English Around the World

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Publisher Comments:

"Roger Axtell is the international Emily Post."-The New Yorker

English has become the global language-the dominant language used in international trade, science, technology, and travel. But for most Americans, the potential for linguistic misunderstanding, confusion, and embarrassment when using English with nonnative speakers is greater now than ever. In this essential guide, veteran international businessman and raconteur Roger E. Axtell shows you how to use English successfully in any business or social context-and how to avoid making embarrassing or misleading statements to people who are trying to understand you. Inside you'll find:

* Valuable rules for making yourself understood when communicating with people from other cultures

* Dozens of amusing anecdotes that illustrate the potential trials and pitfalls of using American English around the world

* The important differences between American English and the English spoken in Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and South Africa

* Helpful advice on using interpreters and translators

* Special sections on communicating in English with speakers of other languages, including Japanese, German, French, and Italian

* Tips on telephone conversation and dangerous cognates

Book News Annotation:

This guide for U.S. travelers includes rules for communicating with people from other cultures; advice on using interpreters and translators; anecdotes from the author's trips abroad; and glossaries of English words as used in England, Australia, and New Zealand. No bibliography.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

* Tips on telephone conversation and dangerous cognates

About the Author

ROGER E. AXTELL is a former VP of Worldwide Marketing for The Parker Pen Company who has spent thirty years living and traveling abroad. A much sought-after speaker and seminar leader, he is also the bestselling author of several previous books, including Do's and Taboos Around the World, Do's and Taboos of Hosting International Visitors, and The Do's and Taboos of International Trade.

Table of Contents

UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN ENGLISH.

Exporting American English.

Why American English Is So Difficult.

Mangled Misstatements.

UNDERSTANDING WORLD ENGLISH.

English English.

English: The Global Language.

BECOMING A GLOBAL COMMUNICATOR.

Using Interpreters.

Social Conversations Around the World.

The Tower of Business Babel.

Confusing Cognates and Telephone Talk.

How to Be Understood.

Epilogue: Words About Words.

Appendix.

Glossaries.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471308416
Author:
Axtell, Roger E.
Publisher:
Wiley
Author:
Axtell, Roger E.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Business english
Subject:
Reference - Tips
Subject:
Exports & Imports
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Communication, international
Subject:
Foreign countries
Subject:
English language -- Usage -- Anecdotes.
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
English language -- Usage.
Subject:
Americans -- Foreign countries.
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Subject:
General & Introductory Business & Management
Copyright:
Series Volume:
2631
Publication Date:
19950417
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.99x6.02x.64 in. .68 lbs.

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