Communication is both action and process. The purpose of communication is to exchange information with others. In this exchange, individuals seek coherence in their understanding so that they can know what this interaction means to them, how they should act, and how to coordinate meaning making with others. All of this is heavily influenced by the context within which this communication takes place. The perspectives used to make meaning of communication are created from one’s culture and include past experiences, family, education, and other significant as well as minor influences. One of the challenges of effective intercultural communication is that the frames used to interpret communication and make meaning differ because of how worldviews are developed.

This entry explores how worldview frames are formed, how meaning ...

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