More on the Language-on-the-Move Japan tour

By September 3, 2010News

During her September visit to Japan, Ingrid is scheduled to give another special lecture at Tsuda College on September 21. Her talk is part of the COOLL Project, funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. It is open to the public and for further information, see the attached flyer or contact cooll[at]

Title: Is there such a thing as a wrong question?: Reflections on intercultural communication
Intercultural communication research is often predicated on essentialist assumptions of what it means to “have a culture.” In this lecture, I will use examples from the intercultural communication advice literature on how to improve communication between Japanese and Westerners to make the point that “culture is a verb.” I will outline a new research agenda for intercultural communication that is relevant to contemporary social justice challenges in a globalized and transnational world.

During her Japan tour, Ingrid will also appear at the 6th International Gender and Language Association Conference (Sept 18 – 20) and Waseda University (Sept 22).

Author Kimie Takahashi 高橋君江

高橋 君江 is Visiting Associate Professor at International Christian University, Tokyo. Before joining ICU in 2014, she was Lecturer at the Graduate School of English at Assumption University of Thailand (2011 – 2014) and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Macquarie University, Australia (2007 and 2011). Kimie is an Honorary Associate in the Department of Linguistics, and continues to co-supervise several PhD students with Ingrid Piller at Macquarie University.

More posts by Kimie Takahashi 高橋君江