Danubius International Conferences, 11th International Conference on European Integration - Realities and Perspectives

Prolegomena to a Better Definition of Intercultural Communication: The Concept of Culture

Cristinel Munteanu
Last modified: 2016-04-01


The aim of our paper is to lay the foundations for an adequate definition of intercultural communication, a very important and highly used notion nowadays due to the present complex reality it refers to. Since the terminological phrase “intercultural communication” involves the previous knowledge of two other concepts, communication and culture, both equally “polysemantic” , we will try to establish, first of all, the “common core” for each of them in turn. For the beginning, we will attempt to clarify here, by means of essential distinctions, the concept of culture, planning to discuss the concept of communication in another paper.