low vs high

HIGH-CONTEXT AND LOW-CONTEXT
COMMUNICATION STYLES
Angela Gamsriegler
Differences in high-context and low-context communication styles across
cultures influence the way people perceive information.
English VI – 6th Semester
Seminar Paper
(V. Dal-Bianco/M. Deissl O’Meara)
Fachhochschul-Studiengang Informationsberufe
June 2005
Fachhochschulstudiengange Burgenland Ges.m.b.H.
Studiengang Informationsberufe
Information & Knowledge Management
Table of Contents
HIGH-CONTEXT AND LOW-CONTEXT
COMMUNICATION STYLES…………………………………………………………………… 1
TABLE OF CONTENTS………………………………………………………………………….. 2
1.INTRODUCTION…………………………………………………………………………………. 1
2.DEFINITION OF USED TERMS…………………………………………………………….. 1
2.1.Communication……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1
2.2.Culture………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2
2.3.Intercultural communication…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 2
3.THE ROLE OF CULTURE IN COMMUNICATION…………………………………….2
3.1.Culturally affected areas of communication…………………………………………………………………………… 3
3.2.Communication styles across cultures……………………………………………………………………………………. 3
3.2.1.Low-context communication………………………………………………………………………………………………3
3.2.2.High-context…