Call for Abstracts: 12th Annual International Conference of the Chinese Association for Intercultural Communication (CAFIC)

12th Annual International Conference of the Chinese Association for Intercultural Communication (CAFIC) Theme: Research, Pedagogies and Practices In Intercultural Communication June 22-23, 2017 University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China   The conference invites you to submit abstracts of 300 words maximum, reporting empirical research into areas of Intercultural Communication, particularly welcoming those with a focus around any of four main conference […]

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New publication: Mindfulness and the ethics of intercultural knowledge-work

Mindfulness and the ethics of intercultural knowledge-work Zhuo Min Huang, Richard Fay & Ross White Journal of Language and Intercultural Communication Volume 17, 2017 – Issue 1: Dialogical Perspectives on Intercultural Communication as Social Practice Abstract Mindfulness, or 念 (niàn) in Chinese, is a concept and set of related practices which have both ancient Eastern roots and current popularity (especially […]

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Call for Paper: The 17th IALIC conference

The 17th International Conference of the International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication Interrogating the ‘Third Space’: Negotiating meaning and performing ‘culture’ Edinburgh Napier University, UK 19 – 20 June 2017 This conference invites both theoretical contributions and empirical insights which contest the notion of ‘third space’ and enrich this area of inquiry. Abstracts are invited in relation (but not […]

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GLOCADEMICS Summer School & Symposium (Sept. 17-23, 2017)

Summer School: Research on research (GLOCADEMICS): ‘Glocal languages’, interculturalidade and ‘Intercultural Responsibility’ in transnational South/North research projects Symposium: Researchers’ Science Diplomacy: North-South reciprocal intercultural responsibility Faculty (confirmed): – Dr. Manuela Guilherme (Centro de Estudos Sociais, Universidade de Coimbra) – Professor Lynn Mario de Souza (Universidade de S. Paulo) – Professor Charbel El-Hani (Universidade Federal da Bahia) – Dr. Gunther Dietz […]

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Special Issue: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Language Learning and Teaching in Transnational Times  

Dear Colleagues: It is with great pleasure that I announce the publication of our special issue,  Transdisciplinary Approaches toLanguage Learning and Teaching in Transnational Times, in Volume 8 Issue 4 of the L2 Journal. Special Issue: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Language Learning and Teaching in Transnational Times Preface Kramsch, Claire Introduction to the Special Issue: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Language Learning and […]

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New article ‘Understanding curriculum change in an ELT school in Greece’

By Achilleas Kostoulas and Juup Stelma This article reports on a case study of a language school in Greece, with a view to putting forward an understanding of the drivers that sustain or delay curricular innovation. Key to this understanding is the construct of intentionality, defined as ‘purposes’ that drive teaching and learning activity. In the article, we describe three […]

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NEW APPROACHES TO DISCOURSE ACROSS  DISCIPLINES ● Four disciplines ● One topic ●

The Discourse and Culture Group at Aston University invite you to a one day colloquium, 1st March 2017, which explores the different ways in which disciplines – such as linguistics, sociology, politics, management and organizational studies – use discourse analysis in analysing research data. The main purpose of the event is to see whether or not synergies can be found between […]

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Call for papers: CASCA/IUAES2017 Conference in Ottawa

CASCA/IUAES2017 Conference in Ottawa International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) and Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) The Conference/InterCongress will be hosted at the University of Ottawa, on the unceded, traditional territory of the Algonquins of the Ottawa River Watershed. Canada’s capital city is built on the banks of the Kitchisippi, the Great River, the Ottawa River; the Sacred Chaudière […]

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New Book Chapter: Living Intercultural Lives: Identity Performance and Zones of Interculturality

Congratulations to Leah Davcheva and Richard Fay for publishing a chapter ‘Living Intercultural Lives: Identity Performance and Zones of Interculturality‘ in the book ‘Intercultural Competence in Education: Alternative Approaches for Different Times’. You may read the abstract of their chapter below: Abstract Much research on intercultural competence (IC) focuses on relatively recent human history, on a transnational era when, for many, especially in the […]

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