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Supercomplexity in Interaction

An Introduction to the 4Es

Authors: Orange, Victoria

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  • Makes use of complex systems theory to demonstrate how interaction is a supercomplex system (a system made up of various complex systems)
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  • Considers the essential systems and phenomena involved in interaction, including Expression, Encounter, Education and Emotion
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  • Explores different ways of teaching about the supercomplexity of interaction in intercultural and educational settings
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This book aims to explore the supercomplexity of interaction and to suggest ways of teaching about this supercomplexity in various settings, including intercultural communication and language-learning. Using complex systems theory, the author argues that interaction is actually a supercomplex adaptive system which interconnects a number of different complex systems (the 4Es: Expression, Encounter, Education, Emotion) to give it meaning. She then draws on the concept of heartfulness to promote different ways of understanding and teaching the supercomplexity of interaction. This book will be of interest to language educators and students, as well as scholars of intercultural communication. 

About the authors

Victoria Orange is Lecturer in International Business Communication in the School of Language and Global Studies at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. She also teaches Intercultural Communication at the University of Montpellier, France. Victoria has devoted her career to increasing the comfort, confidence and competence of people working in multicultural environments, specializing in intercultural communication for the last twenty years.


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28018-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28017-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Supercomplexity in Interaction
Book Subtitle
An Introduction to the 4Es
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28018-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28018-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28017-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 132
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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