Seminar Series: Research Methods in Intercultural Communication, 2nd March, Edinburgh Napier

This is the first talk in the seminar series Research Methods in Intercultural Communication, hosted by the Languages Group at Edinburgh Napier.

‘Rethinking Concepts and Goals in Intercultural Communication: Insights from Global Englishes Research’

Will Baker (Centre for Global Englishes, University of Southampton)

Date: Wednesday 2nd March, 3pm (Coffee and refreshments will be served at 2.45pm)

Venue: Room 2/05, Edinburgh Napier Business School, Craiglockhart Campus, 219 Colinton Rd, Edinburgh EH14 1DJ – map here.

Short abstract: Intercultural communication studies, in one form or another, have established themselves as an important part of many academic fields. Furthermore, intercultural issues have taken on a growing significance in public discourses in our increasingly multicultural and multilingual societies. However, intercultural communication studies have had a difficult history in which they have often been accused of perpetuating the stereotypes and problems they are supposedly attempting to overcome. In this talk I will examine four core concepts in intercultural communication; language, culture, identity and intercultural competence, and suggest that all four need re-conceptualising to adequately account for the complexity of intercultural communication.

Free event. All welcome. Please RSVP to Sheila Morton at

For more information about the series, please contact Mabel Victoria and Natalia Bremner