Czech and Ukrainian Communication Patterns: A Cross-Cultural Research

Abstract

This paper is the first attempt to compare Czech and Ukrainian communication patterns by means of questionnaires, interviews, introspection and participant observation. The two Slavic nations’ linguistic etiquette is studied in conjunction with their underlying cultural patterns, related to the dimensions of collectivism, individualism, universalism, and particularism. In the focus of the research lie numerous cross-language commonalities, as well as ethnocultural peculiarities of verbal and non-verbal routine formulas.

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Zeitschrift für Slawistik publishes critical essays on languages and literatures, popular poetry, and the cultural history of Slavic peoples in the past and present. Special attention is paid to German-Slavic linguistics, literary and cultural relations within their European context, onomastics, history and poetology of literary genres, Baltic studies, Sorbian studies, and the history of Slavic studies.

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