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 'bicultural' individuals, and the 'real world' 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 books value for courses.