The expanding umbrella of intercultural rhetoric comprises studies of cross-cultural text analysis and studies of interactions, in which writers and speakers with a variety of linguistic, cultural and social backgrounds negotiate speaking and writing in a multitude of settings, e.g., classroom, business, industry and health care. Challenges for researchers and teachers are many. This conference seeks to discuss the comprehensiveness of research to study these complex situations, keeping in mind the importance of translating research into practice in ESL, EFL, ESP and ELF settings.
Diane Belcher, Georgia State University: "What We Need and Don’t Need Intercultural Rhetoric for: A Retrospective and Prospective Look at an Evolving Research Area"
Marta Antón, IUPUI
Dwight Atkinson, Purdue University
André Buchenot, IUPUI
Ulla Connor, IUPUI
Viviana Cortes, Georgia State University
Bill Eggington, Brigham Young University
Estela Ene, IUPUI
Miguel Ruiz-Garrido, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Leena Louhiala-Salminen, Aalto University, Finland
Paul Kei Matsuda, Arizona State University
Thomas Orr, International Consultant
Anita Pandey, Morgan State University
William Rozycki, Aizu University, Japan
Sauli Takala, Finland
Thomas Upton, IUPUI
Xiaojun Zhang, Beihang University, PR China
Zhiqing Hu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, PR China
The conference was also supported by the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Academic Affairs Conference Fund Award.