Characteristics of High/Low Context Communication: The Malaysian Malay Culture

Salleh, Lailawati Mohd
December 2005
Journal of Intergroup Relations;Winter2005/2006, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p40
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the high and low context of communication of the Malaysian Malay culture. Malay is a related ethnic group of individuals, whom live in the Malay Archipelago, a group of island located between mainland Southeast Asia and Australia. Accordingly, based on the literature of high-low context communication, cultural communication can be observed based on four characteristics, this include, emotions in a close relationship, directness of message, use of nonverbal communication, and use of digital or analogous language.


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