At the cross-road of theory and practice in the field of intercultural communication
Forums, Workshops & Seminars
- Date7 April 2016
- Time1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
- VenueLecture Theatre 2 (KT182), THEi Building (Kowloon Tong Campus)
“At the cross-road of theory and practice in the field of intercultural communication”
Professor ZHU Hua
Date: 7th April 2016 (Thursday)
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 2 (KT182), THEi Building (Kowloon Tong Campus)
Address: 30 Renfrew Road, KowloonTong, Hong Kong
Intercultural communication (ICC) as a field of enquiry was founded in the 1950s to address the practical need among American diplomats to ‘familiarise’ themselves with the cultures of their enemies. It is now a much more scholarly field of research that subsumes many other well-established scholarly fields, due to the intellectual connections and shared interests in the notion of culture and its impact on communication. In this seminar, Prof ZHU Hua from Birkbeck College, University of London will outline the key challenges facing researchers, users and trainers in ICC at the cross-road of theory and practice and aim to suggest some ways forward.
Professor ZHU Hua is Professor in Applied Linguistics and Communication and Head of Department in Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication at Birkbeck College, University of London. Her research interests are intercultural communication, pragmatics, multilingualism and child development. She has published extensively in journals such as Journal of Pragmatics, The Modern Language Journal, Applied Linguistics, Multilingua, Language and Intercultural Communication, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, AILA Review, Journal of Asia-Pacific Communication, Journal of Child Language, Internal Journal of Bilingualism, and Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics.
All are welcome
For enquiries, please contact Ms Janice LEUNG at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are grateful to the Sino-British Fellowship Trust for funding the seminars.