Intercultural norms


Part One of this module introduces you to:

  • Participation strategies
  • Questions you have
  • Talking with your professors
  • Assignments
  • U.S. speech norms
  • Strategies for understanding others

Part Two of this module introduces you to:

  • U.S. reduced speech
  • U.S. idiomatic and metaphoric language


DukeWrites Norms 1
DukeWrites Norms 2


Intercultural norms: U.S. speech

Module developed by Rene D. Caputo. Last updated May 2017.
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