Contribution to a Book
The International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication
Young Yun Kim, Kelly L. McKay-Semmler
Rooted in the ethnography of communication and based on empirical research, speech codes theory is a theoretical/methodological tool for studying situated communication practices. Two important applications of speech codes theory are to reveal local cultures and to examine the ways in which people make use of communication to accomplish important goals pertaining to communal life. Speech codes theory offers researchers a systematic approach to describing, interpreting, analyzing, and comparing local communicative practices and the cultures which they instantiate.
Tabitha Hart. "Speech Codes Theory" The International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication (2017). https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118783665.ieicc0123