. 2014 CONFERENCE .
CALL FOR PAPERS
Researching and Teaching Intercultural Competence
8th Intercultural Rhetoric and Discourse Conference
June 6-7, 2014 at
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Sponsored by the School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI, and
the International Center for Intercultural Communication (ICIC)
Ulla Connor, ICIC Director, IUPUI
Marta Antón, Chair, Department of World Languages and Cultures, IUPUI
The intercultural rhetoric arc encompasses studies of cross-cultural text as sites of interactions in which writers and speakers with various linguistic, cultural, and social backgrounds negotiate communication in a multitude of settings - the classroom, business, industry, and health care, to name a few.
This conference seeks to integrate current discussions of intercultural competence in language education into intercultural rhetoric and discourse research and application in ESL, EFL, ESP, ELF, and foreign language teaching settings. Researchers and teachers of second/foreign languages as well as scholars in Second Language Acquisition, Communication, Composition, and Multicultural Education, among others, are encouraged to participate.
- Ulla Connor (IUPUI) & Dwight Atkinson (Purdue University): "The Present and Future of Intercultural Rhetoric" (Friday evening)
- James Lantolf (Pennsylvania State University): "Metaphor: The Integration of Culture, Cognition, and Communication" (Saturday morning)
- Srikant Sarangi (Aalborg University, Denmark): "The Intercultural Complex and Its Assessment in Healthcare Communication" (Saturday afternoon)
- Annela Teemant (IUPUI): "Impacting Teacher Use of Critical Sociocultural Practices in K-12 Classrooms" (Saturday afternoon)
Other featured speakers include:
Marta Antón, IUPUI
Estela Ene, IUPUI
Kyle McIntosh, University of Tampa
Joshua Paiz, Purdue University
Dawn Whitehead, IUPUI
PAPER SUBMISSION INFORMATION:
Proposals for 20-minute presentations are sought on the following topics:
- Theoretical and empirical investigations
- Practical applications, including classroom practices
- Language and culture specific studies
- Writing in business and other professional settings
- Changing methodologies for research
- Orality and literacy connections
Submit your title and a 250-word abstract (no information on authors or their affiliations) as a Word file to email@example.com .
DEADLINE: March 31, 2014.
You will be notified of the status of your submission by April 15.
(Scholars from other countries will have their abstracts reviewed as they are received to allow time for visa processing.)
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Questions? Write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (317) 274-2555.
The next Intercultural Rhetoric Conference will be held at Indiana University-
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