Intercultural Discourse and Communication: The Essential Readings is a collection of articles that discuss major theoretical approaches, case studies of cultural and sub--cultural contact from around the globe, issues of identity in a biculturala individuals, and the a real worlda implications of intercultural contact and conflict. * Collects articles that describe and analyze discourse and communication in several channels, including spoken, written, and signed. * Considers various group organizations such as culture/subculture, gender, race/ethnicity, social class, age, and region. * Includes brief introductions to each section by the editors that explain main concepts. * Contains discussion questions that enhance the book's value for courses.