Journal of
Intercultural Communication

published since 1999 by the Immigrant Institute, Sweden - ISSN 1404-1634

Policy statement

The world today is characterized by an ever growing number of contacts resulting in communication between people of different linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Those contacts take place through business transactions, military cooperation, scientific endeavors, educational exchanges, mass media, entertainment, tourism — and via immigration brought about by, for example, labor shortages or political conflicts.

Throughout all these engagements, communication needs to be as constructive as possible, without misunderstandings or breakdowns wherever possible. It is here that research into the nature of linguistic and cultural similarities and differences can play a constructive, even critical, role.

The goal of the journal is to promote research along with education and training in the area of intercultural communication. The journal is an outgrowth of the activities of NIC: the Nordic Network for Intercultural Communication. The great interest shown in NIC activities pointed to a need for more peer-reviewed journals within the area of intercultural communication. By starting and continuing this journal, we hope to foster research and facilitate contacts between interested researchers as well as provide better possibilities for peer-reviewed publication.

We welcome contributions, both original research and reviews, concerning all areas of intercultural communication and cross-cultural comparison.

Volume 20, Number 2 (Issue 53, July 2020) | [PDF]

Communication and Social Interaction across Cultures: The Case of a German and Ghanaian Educational Exchange Program

Abdul-Razak Kuyini Alhassan, Muhammed Abdulai & Hadi Ibrahim | 1 - 15 | [HTML] [PDF]

Three Peoples Divided by a Common Language: Cultural Pitfalls in International Negotiations Between the United States and the United Kingdom and Ireland

Jim Johnson & Daniel Spellman | 16 - 30 | [HTML] | [PDF]

The Chinese and American Students and the Trolley Problem: A Cross-cultural Study

Sharaf Rehman & Joanna Dzionek-Kozłowska | 31 - 41 | [HTML] | [PDF]

Selling Spain: Tourism, Tensions, and Islam in Iberia

Jessica R. Boll | 42 - 55 | [HTML] | [PDF]

North American Academics in East Asia: Life in the English-speaking Enclave

Eva Maria Luef | 56 - 71 | [HTML] | [PDF]

“Glocalization” and Intercultural Representation in Filipino TV Commercials: A Multidimensional Discourse Analysis

Remart Dumlao & Wantakan Pitichanoknan | 72 - 88 | [HTML] | [PDF]

Intercultural Communication in Research Interviews: Accessing Information from Research Participants from Another Culture

Vanessa Wijngaarden | 89-101 | [HTML] | [PDF]