Third announcement IC SiG 2016


Seminar programme

BAAL Special Interest Group on Intercultural Communication

7th annual seminar

Date: 19 – 20 May 2016

Location: The Open University, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town, London

Costs: £99 for BAAL members, £115 for non-members, two postgraduate scholarships will be available, no daily rate

Theme: Intercultural communication and social responsibility in a multilingual, globalized world

Keynote speaker: Professor Adelheid Hu, University of Luxemburg

If you have any queries, please contact us via the following mailbox:

For payments, please can you call The Open University Finance Team

on +44 (0) 1908 659354.

We are looking forward to seeing you in London!


Day 1: Thursday, 19th May 2016


13.30 Arrival and registration
14.00 Welcome and Introduction
14.15 Ashutosh Yagnik, Anand Commerce College

‘The Role of Promotion of Intercultural Communication and Social Responsibility for Creation of a Tolerant and Inclusive Society in a Multilingual, Globalized World’

15.00 Tea/coffee
15.30 Svetlana Kurtes, ENIEDA network & University of Madeira

‘The ENIEDA Network:

linguistic and intercultural education beyond disciplinary and geographical borders’

16.15 Maria Fernandez-Toro, The Open University

‘Musilingual practices and intercultural citizenship: UK community choirs’

17.00 Priyanka Vaidya, Government Degree College

‘Intercultural Communication through Diasporic Literature’

17.45 Small group discussion of key themes and issues
 18.15 Intercultural Communication SIG Business Meeting


  19.15 Group Dinner


Day 2: Friday 20th May


10.00 Michael Handford, University of Cardiff

‘In typical German fashion’: A corpus-informed study of explicit nationality markers in business meetings’

10.45 Keynote: Adelheid Hu, University of Luxemburg

‘Internationalization of universities: Some thoughts about intercultural and multilingual encounters’

11.45 Haynes Collins, University of Leeds

‘The Emergence and Institutionalisation of the Intercultural: Navigating Uneven Discourses in a British University’

12.30 Lunch
13.30 Donna Humphrey, Nottingham Trent University

‘From Noun to Verb: shifting perspectives on how to teach intercultural communication in the English language classroom

14.15 Tony Young, Newcastle University

‘Intergroup and intercultural perspectives on communication and living with dementia’

15.00 Close and refreshments


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