“Training and Competencies in an Intercultural Setting”

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2nd Issue: “Training and Competencies in an Intercultural Setting”
Call for Abstracts: 1st April 2008
Paper submission: 1st August 2008
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Cultus: the Journal of intercultural mediation and communication is an international refereed journal focussing on the role of culture in constructing, perceiving and translating reality. The Journal aims to develop an awareness of the interplay between language and culture in communication.

Managing diversity is now an issue, as an ever growing number of people are becoming increasingly involved in communicative interactions with others from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds: in business, education, media, tourism and also through immigration and political conflict. This Journal provides a stimulating forum, focussing on the experience of both practitioners and academics; their analysis of languages and cultures, and how the differences have been, or might be, managed.

The goal of this Journal is to promote research, education and training in communication by investigating language, languages, cultural models, conflict, mediation and interculturality. Furthermore, since translation is considered as mediation between cultures it will be included as a way of seeing cultural linguistics at work.

A fascinating feature of this Journal is constituted by a debate discussing a topic of relevant interest to those working in the field. The first issue, entitled “Translation at work” to be published in August 2008 will include an interview between translation scholars Andrew Chesterman and Mona Baker, where they debate their views on the role of the translator, professional ethics, conflict and the (im)possibilities of mediation.

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