Language-on-the-Move in Japan now on video

By February 25, 2011News

[tab:English]Ingrid Piller’s keynote lecture at the International Gender and Language Association conference in September 2010 is now available on video and so is another guest lecture she conducted during our Language on the Move tour to Japan. To watch, you can visit the COOLL website or follow the links below.

“Women on the move: English, international romance and the global economy”
Presented at the 6th International Gender and Language Association Biennial Conference,
Tsuda College (Kodaira Campus), Tokyo, Japan, September 18-20, 2010 Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Part 4

Abstract: In this paper I draw on data from mail-order bride websites in order to explore the ways in which the global spread of English intersects with the promotion of traditional gender and Orientalist ideologies and serves to underpin global migration flows of women as romantic partners and as workers.

“Is there such a thing as a wrong question?: Reflections on intercultural communication research”
Presented as part of the COOLL Project at Tsuda College (Kodaira Campus), Tokyo, Japan, September 21, 2010: Part 1Part 2: Part 3Part 4

Abstract: 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.[tab:日本語]

昨年9月に行われたイングリッド・ピラー教授の基調講演(International Gender and Language Association 学会)のビデオがご覧頂ける様になりました。 また「Language on the Move ツアー」中に行われた招待講義も御覧ください。COOLLウェブサイトまたは下記のリンクからアクセス頂けます。

“Women on the move: English, international romance and the global economy”
Presented at the 6th International Gender and Language Association Biennial Conference,
Tsuda College (Kodaira Campus), Tokyo, Japan, September 18-20, 2010 Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Part 4

Abstract: In this paper I draw on data from mail-order bride websites in order to explore the ways in which the global spread of English intersects with the promotion of traditional gender and Orientalist ideologies and serves to underpin global migration flows of women as romantic partners and as workers.

“Is there such a thing as a wrong question?: Reflections on intercultural communication research”
Presented as part of the COOLL Project at Tsuda College (Kodaira Campus), Tokyo, Japan, September 21, 2010: Part 1Part 2: Part 3Part 4

Abstract: 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.

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.

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