Language and Culture in the Intercultural World
The intensification of contacts between cultures and languages has a major impact on all social spheres today. Multiculturalism and multilingualism are important elements of the local, regional, national and global community. Much of the world’s conflict stems from the contrast between globalization and nationalism, fuelled by religions, racial divisions, traditions and other cultural particularities. Focusing mainly on the situation in Central and South-eastern Europe, this book addresses how cultural identities develop through tourism, education, literature and other social fields, and how language and literature teaching should be planned in this context. It consists of the following sections: Language, Culture and Tourism; Interculturalism, Multilingualism and Approaches to Language Learning; and Culture in Literature and Translation. The volume will be of interest to teachers and researchers of cultural and tourism studies, linguistics and language learning, literary studies and translation, while also addressing wider readers interested in contemporary intercultural society.
Vesna Mikolič is Full Professor and Scientific Counselor of Linguistics. She is a Chair of the Institute for Linguistic Studies at the Science and Research Center of Koper, Slovenia, and a Researcher of Slovenian Language and Literature at the Department of Humanistic Studies of the University of Trieste, Italy. Her research focuses on intercultural education, intercultural pragmatics, semantics, lexicology, and discourse analysis in science, tourism, and literature. She is the author of more than 500 publications, including 24 scientific articles, 37 chapters, and five books, and is the editor of nine volumes. Her most important publications are the books Language in the Mirror of Cultures; Tourism Discourse; Ethnic Identity and Intercultural Awareness in Modern Language Teaching; and Intensity in Slovenian Language, as well as the TURK Tourism Corpus and the TURS Tourism e-Dictionary.
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