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Sunday, 09 October 2011 18:23

Cultus: the Journal of Intercultural Mediation and Communication

Cultus: The Journal of Intercultural Mediation and Communication

First call for abstracts

"Training for a transcultural world"

30th November 2011: call for abstracts
15th March 2012: full papers

ISSUE 5 (2012) will focus on "Training for a transcultural world". We are particularly interested in contributions focussing on research, models, strategies and also practical exercises which either break new ground on classic linguacultural divides, or reach beyond static, stereotypical `cultural differences' and focus on the `in betweenness' of living, translating, working or studying across cultures, which are themselves dynamically evolving.
In either case, "Training for a Transcultural World" will aim to help those living among and between constantly shifting linguacultural realities to act, communicate, translate, and in general, interact more effectively.

More info at:

ISSUE 1 2008  Translation at Work
+ interview between international Translation scholars, Andrew Chesterman and Mona Baker, where she discusses her views on conflict and mediation.
ISSUE 2 2009  Training and Competence
+ interview between interculturalist Geert Hofstede and linguist Delia Chiaro. Hofstede defends criticism from linguists (discussed in detail in the editorial) and explains his Kuhnian revolution.
ISSUE 3 2010  Identity and Integration
+ interview between interculturalists Milton Bennett and Patrick Boylan. Bennett defends his ideas on the development of multiple repertoires and mutually constitutive identities in `alien' cultures.
ISSUE 4 2011  Corpus Linguistics and Culture
+ interview between Professor Mike Stubbs and Sebastian Hoffmann where cultural aspects are discussed through the use of Corpus Linguistics.

Editorial Board:

Michael Agar, Ethknoworks LLC and University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Milton Bennett, Intercultural Development Research Institute, Portland (OR), USA
Patrick Boylan, SIETAR, Italy
Ida Casteglioni, University of Milan (Bicocca), Intercultural Development Research Institute
Andrew Chesterman, University of Helsinki, Finland
Delia Chiaro, University of Bologna (SSLMIT), Forlì, Italy
Nigel Ewington, WorldWork Ltd, Cambridge, England
Peter Franklin, HTWG Konstanz University of Applied Sciences, dialogin-The Delta Intercultural Academy
Maria Grazia Guido, University of Salento, Italy
Robert O'Dowd, Universidad de León, Spain
Raffaela Merlini, University of Macerata, Italy
Anthony Pym, Intercultural Studies Group, Universidad Rovira I Virgili, Tarragona, Spain
Federica Scarpa, SSLMIT, University of Trieste, Italy
Helen Spencer-Oatey, University of Warwick, England
Christopher Taylor, AICLU and University of Trieste, Italy
Kumiko Torikai, Rikkyo Graduate School of Intercultural Communication, Tokyo, Japan
David Trickey, International Diversity Management, Bologna, Italy
Margherita Ulrych, University of Milan (Cattolica del Sacro Cuore), Italy

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