Books

In addition to my list of must read books, here is a sample of some books I’ve read and have in my library on various intercultural topics.

Language
The Meaning of Tingo: and Other Extraordinary Words From Around the World by Adam Jacot de Boinod
I Didn’t Know That: From “Ants in the Pants” to “Wet Behind the Ears”–the Unusual Origins of The Things We Say by Karlen Evins.

Intercultural Communication
The Silent Language by Edward T. Hall
Communication in Personal Relationships Across Cultures edited by William B. Gudykunst, Stella Ting-Toomey, Tsukasa Nishida
An Introduction to Intercultural Communication: Identities in a Global Community by Fred E. Jandt
Multicultural Manners: Essential Rules of Etiquette for the 21st Century by Norine Dresser
Women in Cross-Cultural Transitions by Jill M. Bystydzienski and Estelle P. Resnik
Foreign to Familiar: A Guide to Understanding Hot and Cold Climate Cultures by Sarah A. Lanier

English/British Culture
A Field Guide to the British by Sarah Lyall (I bought it as “A Field Guide to the English”)
The Xenophobe’s Guide to the English by Anthony Miall and David Milsted
Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour by Kate Fox

American Culture
The Xenophobe’s Guide to the Americans by Stephanie Faul

French Culture
Lunch in Paris: A Love Story With Recipes by Elizabeth Bard
Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris by Sarah Turnbull
French Toast: An American in Paris Celebrates the Maddening Mysteries of the French by Harriet Welty Rochefort

Russian Culture
The Russian Way: Aspects of Behavior, Attitudes, and Customs of the Russians by Zita Dabars

Russian Language
English-Russian, Russian-English Dictionary by Kenneth Katzner
Словарь живых идиом американского английского языка (Dictionary of American Idioms)–Марина Владимировна Карпова (Marina Vladimirovna Karpova)
Толковый словарь разговорного русского языка (Explanatory Dictionary of Conversational Russian Language)–Анна Дмитриевна Курилова (Anna Dmitrievna Kurilova)

Autobiography/Biography
The Road From Wigan Pier by Richard D. Lewis

2 Responses to Books

  1. Maryline says:

    I just wanted to say I really enjoyed “almost French”!
    What a great list! Thank you.

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