What is confusing to English speakers about Athabascans?
What is confusing to Athabascans about English speakers?
|They avoid direct questions||They ask too many questions|
|They never start conversations||They always interrupt|
|They talk off the topic||They only talk about what they are interested in|
|They never say anything about themselves||They don’t give others a chance to talk|
|They are slow to take turns in talking||They just go on and on when they talk|
|Adapted from “Interethic Communication” written by Ron and Suzanne Scollon 1980 published by Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks|