Topic: Intercultural communication

2000-word essay. You clearly identify an issue (refer to lecture notes) you are interested in in the areas of
language, culture and communication and examine it using intercultural communication theories covered in the
lectures. Your literature review should focus on the issue you have identified. You are encouraged to collect
empirical data, e.g. a short chunk of conversational (e.g. requests and apologies) or written (e.g. words and
expressions for politeness or purposes vs. those for humorous or assertive purposes) texts or a short video (e.g.
advertising with culture-loaded contents, including verbal and nonverbal messages). You may need to provide
transcripts or brief descriptions. You are expected to critically analyse the issue from the point of view of
intercultural communication.