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Disagreeing in AmericanDisagreeing in American
CultureCulture
How to do this respectfully
Pattern OnePattern One
(1) I’m not sure
I understand
the point you
are making
about the
problems with
this contract
Start ...
Pattern OnePattern One
(a)Yesterday, you said
that this clause
would take effect
immediately. (b) But
today, you seemed to...
Pattern Two More OvertPattern Two More Overt
Mr.
Franklin - I’m
not sure I
agree with
this
interpretatio
n of the
contract...
Pattern Two More OvertPattern Two More Overt
It seems to me
that these
figures do
not reflect
an accurate
tally.
State you...
Pattern Two More OvertPattern Two More Overt
Therefore, I don’t
think we
consider that
this is an
effective case.
State yo...
Negotiating WorkNegotiating Work
Sue: Ok so what
do you guys
think about this
topic? I’m not
sure I really
understood what...
Negotiating WorkNegotiating Work
Liu Yang: I think
we’re just supposed to
discuss the
difference in the
educational
philos...
Negotiating WorkNegotiating Work
Why don’t we each
take one and try
to define it.
Now, how about social
reconstructionism?...
Negotiating WorkNegotiating Work
Liu Yang: I
think we’re just
supposed to
discuss the
difference in
the educational
philos...
Explaining Negotiating WorkExplaining Negotiating Work
In this dialogue,
students are
“negotiating” a joint
task together....
Explaining Negotiating WorkExplaining Negotiating Work
Also notice the use of …supposed to discuss the
difference…
…I gues...
ActivityActivity
In your groups, write and perform a brief dialogue
in which you
1. Disagree covertly with an authority fi...
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Disagreeing & negotiating in american culture

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Description of styles of disagreement in American culture as well as styles of negotiating in American culture

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  1. 1. Disagreeing in AmericanDisagreeing in American CultureCulture How to do this respectfully
  2. 2. Pattern OnePattern One (1) I’m not sure I understand the point you are making about the problems with this contract Start with “I” not you. Take the responsibility for not understanding
  3. 3. Pattern OnePattern One (a)Yesterday, you said that this clause would take effect immediately. (b) But today, you seemed to be saying that it would take effect after the first of the year. (2) Could you explain? Contrast the two ideas Ask for clarification (Could you explain Could you clarify
  4. 4. Pattern Two More OvertPattern Two More Overt Mr. Franklin - I’m not sure I agree with this interpretatio n of the contract. State your disagreement respectfully I’m not sure I agree I’m uncomfortable with I don’t know about that
  5. 5. Pattern Two More OvertPattern Two More Overt It seems to me that these figures do not reflect an accurate tally. State your point of view
  6. 6. Pattern Two More OvertPattern Two More Overt Therefore, I don’t think we consider that this is an effective case. State your conclusion
  7. 7. Negotiating WorkNegotiating Work Sue: Ok so what do you guys think about this topic? I’m not sure I really understood what the professor wants us to do. A version of (I’m not sure) What do you think?
  8. 8. Negotiating WorkNegotiating Work Liu Yang: I think we’re just supposed to discuss the difference in the educational philosophies of pragmatism … Sarah: I guess we could start by defining each of these. Polite way to state your idea: I think.. I suppose Its my understanding that It seems that… I guess that…
  9. 9. Negotiating WorkNegotiating Work Why don’t we each take one and try to define it. Now, how about social reconstructionism? Liu Yang: I’ll take this one…. Polite way to say what you want to do.. Why don’t we… What do you think about….. How about….. Let’s……..ok?
  10. 10. Negotiating WorkNegotiating Work Liu Yang: I think we’re just supposed to discuss the difference in the educational philosophies of pragmatism … Sarah: I guess we could start by defining each of these. Why don’t we each take one and try to define it. . Is that what you guys think? Now, how about social Polite way to state your idea: I think.. I suppose Its my understanding that It seems that… I guess that…
  11. 11. Explaining Negotiating WorkExplaining Negotiating Work In this dialogue, students are “negotiating” a joint task together. In this case, the task is to discuss a topic in class. We see one student use a similar pattern as the covert disagreement but saying they are uncertain about the assignment. This allows the group to clarify for itself what they are going to do. One individual then makes a suggestion as to how to go about the task. (The group agrees and begins the task. Students can easily ask one another straightforward questions.
  12. 12. Explaining Negotiating WorkExplaining Negotiating Work Also notice the use of …supposed to discuss the difference… …I guess we could start by defining… …Why don’t we each take one…...I would think so... The use of the modals and the “why don’t we” signal sensitivity to one another with nobody trying to be the “leader”. .
  13. 13. ActivityActivity In your groups, write and perform a brief dialogue in which you 1. Disagree covertly with an authority figure 2. Disagree overtly with an authority figure 3. Negotiate how to create a symbol for Perfect Cross Cultural Communication

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