Journal of
Intercultural Communication

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

Volume 20, Number 3 (Issue 54, November 2020) | [PDF]

Re-entry Cultural Adaptation of Foreign-Educated Academics at Chinese Universities

Mingsheng Li, Stephen Croucher & Min Wang | 1 - 16 | [HTML] [PDF]

Intercultural communication in the Spanish language classroom in Thailand: Differences in Power Distance, Individualism and Expressiveness

Benedanakenn Jenvdhanaken & Nunghatai Rangponsumrit | 17 - 30 | [HTML] | [PDF]

Тhe History of the Acculturation Concept

Ludmila Sokolskaya & Arturas Valentonis | 31 - 43 | [HTML] | [PDF]

Parent-child Engagement and Dissonance in Refugee Families Resettling in Brisbane, Australia

Val Colic-Peisker, Nigar G. Khawaja & Aparna Hebbani | 44 - 58 | [HTML] | [PDF]

The Role of Locally-produced Foreign-language Media in the Migration Experiences of Lifestyle Migrants in the Algarve

Kate Torkington, Filipa Perdigão Ribeiro & Laura López Romero | 59 - 73 | [HTML] | [PDF]

Discerning Goodness via Nonverbal Cues: Perspectives from High-Context Cultures

Madiha Hashmi & Moniza Waheed | 74 - 88 | [HTML] | [PDF]

Role of Japanese in English-medium Instruction Programs at Japanese Universities: Toward the Globalization of Education that Values Diversity

Atsuko Tasaki | 89-105 | [HTML] | [PDF]

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.