Definition of Tacit Culture
Example of Tacit Culture
- The unspoken distance between two people during conversations based on the situation. A researcher would note nods, posture and touching while collecting demographic information.
Tacit Culture Pronunciation
Syllabification: tac·it cul·ture
- American English – /tAs-uht kUHl-chuhr/
- British English – /tAs-it kUHl-chuh/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈtæsɪt ˈkʌlʧər/
- British English – /ˈtæsɪt ˈkʌlʧə/
- Plural: tacit cultures
- A type of culture.
- Tacit culture is contrasted to explicit culture.
- Edward T. Hall (1914–2009) developed the concept of tacit culture and proxemics. Hall studied the distances between people during conversations as an example of tacit culture. Hall also coined the term proxemics, which is the study of space during interpersonal communication.
- Word origin of “tacit” and “culture” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- Hall, Edward T. 1959. The Silent Language. Garden City, NY: Doubleday.
- Hall, Edward T. 1976. Beyond Culture. New York: Doubleday.
- Weisler, Steven, and Slavoljub P. Milekic. 1999. Theory of Language. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
- Edward T. Hall – Official Website: edwardthall.com
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “tacit culture.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved February 5, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/tacit-culture/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
tacit culture. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/tacit-culture/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “tacit culture.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed February 5, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/tacit-culture/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“tacit culture.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 5 Feb. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/tacit-culture/>.