It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
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Intercultural and International Business Communication
Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication. Vol. 38
This volume originates from the editors' interest in one of the most
relevant fields of research these days: Intercultural and International
Business Communication. The needs of the business world to communicate
effectively at an international level in order to overcome language
differences have proved to be a fascinating topic for many scholars.
International business discourse is culturally-situated and therefore
context-dependent, and all three – discourse, culture and context – play a
key role in the communication process. The present contributions analyse
this topic under the perspective of theory, research and teaching.
Different scholars have offered their views on the subject, presenting
contributions on different areas related to business communication all over
Juan C. Palmer-Silveira/Miguel F. Ruiz-Garrido/Inmaculada Fortanet-Gómez:
Introduction: Facing the Future of Intercultural and International Business
Leena Louhiala-Salminen/Mirjaliisa Charles: English as the Lingua Franca of
International Business Communication: Whose English? What English?
Bertha Du-Babcock/Richard D. Babcock: Developing Linguistic and Cultural
Competency in International Business Communication
Aud Solbjørg Skulstad: Genre Analysis of Corporate Communication
Belinda Crawford Camiciottoli: Corporate Earnings Calls: a Hybrid Genre?
Frank van Meurs/Hubert Korzilius/Adriënne den Hollander: The Persuasive
Effect of the Use of English in External Business Communication on
Non-Native Speakers of English: an Experimental Case Study of the Impact of
the Use of English on a Dutch Job Site
Yunxia Zhu: Cross-Cultural Genre Study: a Dual Perspective
Hilkka Yli-Jokipii: Translating Professional Discourse: a Genre-Based View
on Corporate ESP
Jakob Lauring: The Exclusive Group
Expatriates Working against Corporate Goals
Britt-Louise Gunnarsson: Swedish Companies and their Multilingual Practice
Vijay K. Bhatia/Jane Lung: Corporate Identity and Generic Integrity in
Julio C. Giménez: International Business Communication: Helping Advanced
Learners of English Cope with the Demands
Gina Poncini: Evaluation in Written and Spoken Business Discourse:
Integrating Research into Teaching.