The Concept of Intercultural Communication in the Theory of Psycholinguistics

Keywords: intercultural communication, communicative interactions, language teaching, communication skills.


Intercultural communication may be defined as the ability, possibly more acquired than innate, to engage in successful communicative interactions with people representing different languages, cultures, social morals and norms of behavior. It implies not only mastery and judicious of language use in itself but also skillful application of suitable social conventions with cultural sensitivity, political correctness as well as attention to needs and wishes of a given group or a particular individual. Language teaching and learning have entered a phase which takes a more constructivist view of learning emphasizing personal learning and discovery on the part of the learner, with more task-based, collaborative activity between learners, and a more facilitating role for the teacher. Communication skills are central to the activity of today’s business professional.


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Mykhalchuk, N., & Ivashkevych, E. (2020). The Concept of Intercultural Communication in the Theory of Psycholinguistics. Psycholinguistics in a Modern World, 15, 196-199.