This Third Edition of Interracial Communication: Theory Into Practice guides readers in applying the contributions of recent communication theory to improving everyday communication among the races. Authors Mark P. Orbe and Tina M. Harris offer a comprehensive, practical foundation for dialogue on interracial communication, as well as a resource that stimulates thinking and encourages readers to become active participants in dialogue across racial barriers. Part I provides a foundation for studying interracial communication and includes chapters on the history of race and racial categories, the importance of language, the development of racial and cultural identities, and current and classical theoretical approaches. Part II applies this information to interracial communication practices in specific, everyday contexts, including friendships, romantic relationships, the mass media, and organizational, public, and group settings. This Third Edition includes the latest data, new research studies and examples, all-new photos, and important new topics.
Chapter 3: The Power of Verbal and Nonverbal Codes
The Power of Verbal and Nonverbal Codes
Keeping Native Languages Alive
Of the 400 to 600 North American tribal languages believed to have existed, 175 still exist, but only about 20 are still spoken and used by all ages of tribe members. For many, the loss of a language is the loss of a nation's culture. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Menominee is one of almost 2,500 languages that are at risk of becoming extinct. Menominee is an Algonquian language, which were among the first encountered by Europeans. Many places in the East and Midwest (including Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and Michigan) are derived from Algonquian words. Currently, the U.S. native tribe only has ...