Exploring diverse topics in the field of language and communication Exploring diverse topics in the field of language and communication

Conference on East Asian Translation Studies Thursday 19 - Friday 20 June 2014

The conference aims to provide a platform for translators and researchers working in the East Asian context (China, Korea and Japan in particular) to exchange ideas on issues related to translation. See the call for papers and the conference webpage.

Cross-Cultural Pragmatics at a Crossroads III: Impact: Making a Difference in Intercultural Communication Wednesday 26 – Friday 28 June 2013

The conference builds on the success of two prior Cross-cultural Pragmatics at a Crossroads conferences at the UEA - Speech Frames and Cultural Perceptions in 2006, and its larger-scale follow-up Linguistic and Cultural Representations across Media in 2011 -, this time with an even more ambitious agenda.

Like its forerunners, CCP III will be interdisciplinary, and aims to bring together, under the umbrella of cross-cultural pragmatics, researchers from domains which are particularly sensitive to cross-cultural issues, to promote the cross-fertilization of practises, ideas and theoretical approaches, and explore key concerns associated with communication across language and culture boundaries, in practice and theory.

Making a difference, the impact theme of this third meeting, will tap into, and confront, two closely related spheres of research activity in intercultural communication:

  • Research in its value and contribution to wider society, i.e. the pursuit of research that makes a difference and ways of making it applicable and available to those for whom it can make a difference
  • Research in its investigation of factors that impede or promote communication, understanding and respect for otherness in multicultural/globalised settings

Further details are available on the conference pages.

Cross-Cultural Pragmatics at a Crossroads II: Linguistic and Cultural Representations across Media 29 June – 1 July 2011

In the summer of 2011, we hosted our second interdisciplinary cross-cultural pragmatics conference – ‘Cross-Cultural Pragmatics at a Crossroads II: Linguistic and Cultural Representations across Media' - as a follow up to a 2006 very successful event (details below).

The conference was the fourth in a sequence of related events that also include "Les enjeux de la communication interculturelle" in Montpellier (France) (Université Paul Valéry, Christine Béal et al.) in 2007 and "Cross-culturally speaking, speaking cross-culturally" in Sydney (Australia) in 2009 (Macquarie University, Bert Peeters et al.).

Further details are available on the conference pages.

Other main past events:

Cross-Cultural Pragmatics conference on speech frames and cultural perceptions (Nov 2006) (resulting publication - special Cross-cultural Pragmatics issue of the Journal of French Language Studies (20.1), guest editor M.-N. Guillot, Cambridge University Press, 2010) Conference on Stage Translation (July 2007) (resulting publication – volume of selected papers Staging Translation: Text and Theatre Practice, eds Roger Baines, Cristina Marinetti and Manuela Perteghella, Manchester: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).