Silence in Intercultural Communication-2007
The publication of this book would not have been possible without the support of my mentors, colleagues and friends, but first of all, I would like to thank the participants of this project in Australia and in Japan who allowed me to record their interviews and interactions. I learned so much from their voices (including the ‘silent’ ones). I would also like to thank Ingrid Piller, who supported me through my doc-toral research and continues to be my great mentor. Many thanks also to Barbara Mullock who guided me in the early stages of this research project. I was also very fortunate to have been introduced to Conversation Analysis by Rod Gardner, who gave me valuable comments on my analysis of interaction. My sincere thanks to Jane Simpson and Nerida Jerkey for helping me find participants. I am also in-debted to Jane for her valuable feedback on my doctoral thesis. My thanks also to Makiko Tachibana for the opportunity of video-recording classroom interaction in Japan. I would also like to thank Yoko Matsuda for her insights into intercultural communication and numerous discussions we shared. I was also extremely lucky to be surrounded by wonderful colleagues – especially Constance Ellwood, Emi Otsuji, Caroline Lipovsky, Ursula Ibaraki, Nick Marshall and Nicoletta Romeo – with whom I shared pain and joy of academic training. My special thanks to Con-stance Ellwood for her meticulous proofreading, valuable comments, and above all, believing in my work. My thanks also to Kepler Ryan for the last round of proofreading. I would also like to thank Andreas Jucker for the opportunity to publish my work from Pragmatics and Beyond Series. Finally, I would like to express big thanks to my family – my parents, my sister and my husband John – for standing by me and giving me courage.