Abstract:The text presents the possibility,based on measuring the cultural characteristics of a community, to identify certain essential features in a dialogue (as a means of communication in the respective community). The presented possibility is based on the natural relationships (dependencies) between the characteristics (attributes) of the cultural situation and the characteristics of the dialogue behavior of the individuals. In some of the cases these relationships are direct, in others – they are indirect. The demonstration is presented in the domain of the cultural dimension of power distance.
Keywords: measuring cultural dimensions, cultural characteristics of a community, dependence of dialogue on the cultural characteristics of the community.
Rhetoric and Communications E-journal, Issue 6, November 2012, http://rhetoric.bg/, ISSN 1314-4464