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NOTE: The deadline for submitting abstracts has expired. Those who submitted abstracts will be notified of the status of their submissions by April 25. We look forward to seeing you at the conference.


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)


Conference Organizers:
Ulla Connor, ICIC Director, IUPUI
Marta Antón, Chair, Department of World Languages and Cultures, IUPUI




Pre-Registration (Regular):  $40.00
Pre-Registration (Student):  $30.00
(NOTE: Pre-registration ends May 31, 2014)  

On-Site Registration (Regular):  $60.00
On-Site Registration (Student):  $50.00


To register for the conference click HERE



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About the Conference

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.




Other featured speakers include:

   Marta Antón, IUPUI
   Viviana Cortes, Georgia State University     
   Estela Ene
   Kyle McIntosh, University of Tampa
   Joshua Paiz, Purdue University
   Dawn Whitehead, IUPUI


Questions? Write to or call (317) 274-2555.


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