Contents: D. Carbaugh, Introduction. D. Carbaugh, Part I:Culture Talking About Itself. G. Philipsen, Speaking "Like a Man" in Teamsterville: Culture Patterns of Role Enactment in an Urban Neighborhood. G. Philipsen, Reflections on Speaking "Like a Man" in Teamsterville. J.L. Daniel, G. Smitherman-Donaldson, How I Got Over: Communication Dynamics in the Black Community. J.L. Daniel, G. Smitherman-Donaldson, How I Got Over and Continue to Do So in Our Mothers' Churches. D.L. Wieder, S. Pratt, On Being a Recognizable Indian Among Indians. D.L. Wieder, S. Pratt, On the Occasioned and Situated Character of Members' Questions and Answers: Reflections on the Question, "Is He or She a Real Indian?" T. Katriel, G. Philipsen, "What We Need is Communication": "Communication" as a Cultural Category in Some American Speech. G. Philipsen, Reflections on "Communication" as a Cultural Category In Some American Speech. T. Katriel, 'Griping' as a Verbal Ritual in Some Israeli Discourse. T. Katriel, Reflections on the Israeli 'Griping' Ritual. D. Carbaugh, Communication Rules in Donahue Discourse. D. Carbaugh, Part II:Intercultural Communication. K. Liberman, Intercultural Communication in Central Australia. K. Liberman, An Ethnomethodological Agenda in the Study of Intercultural Communication. T. Kochman, Force Fields in Black and White Communication. T. Kochman, Cultural Pluralism: Black and White Styles. J.K. Chick, The Interactional Accomplishment of Discrimination in South Africa. J.K. Chick, Reflections on Language, Interaction, and Context: Micro and Macro Issues. R. Scollon, S. Wong-Scollon, Athabaskan-English Interethnic Communication. S. Wong-Scollon, R. Scollon, Epilogue to "Athabaskan-English Interethnic Communication." D. Carbaugh, Part III:Cross-Cultural Comparisons of Communication Phenomena. K. Basso, "To Give Up on Words": Silence in the Western Apache Culture. C.A. Braithwaite, Communicative Silence: A Cross-Cultural Study of Basso's Hypothesis. S.U. Philips, Some Sources of Cultural Variability in the Regulation of Talk. S.U. Philips, Epilogue to "Some Sources of Cultural Variability in the Regulation of Talk." J.R. Searle, A Classification of Illocutionary Acts. M.Z. Rosaldo, The Things We Do With Words: IIongot Speech Acts and Speech Act Theory in Philosophy. J.R. Searle, Epilogue to the Taxonomy of Illocutionary Acts. D. Hymes, Epilogue: To "The Things We Do With Words."