Cultus: the Journal of intercultural mediation and communication
is an international refereed journal focussing on the role of culture in constructing, perceiving and translating reality. The Journal aims to develop an awareness of the interplay between language and culture in communication.
Managing diversity is now an issue, as an ever growing number of people are becoming increasingly involved in communicative interactions with others from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds: in business, education, media, tourism and also through immigration and political conflict. This Journal provides a stimulating forum, focussing on the experience of both practitioners and academics; their analysis of languages and cultures, and how the differences have been, or might be, managed.
The goal of this Journal is to promote research, education and training in communication by investigating language, languages, cultural models, conflict, mediation and interculturality. Furthermore, since translation is considered as mediation between cultures it will be included as a way of seeing cultural linguistics at work.
Each issue contains a selected number of internationally refereed articles broadly themed around a central topic in intercultural communication, and also includes an interview.
ISSUE1 2008 Translation at Work interview between international Translation scholars, Andrew Chesterman and Mona Baker, where she discusses her views on conflict and mediation.
ISSUE2 2009 Training and Competence interview between interculturalist Geert Hofstede and linguist Delia Chiaro. Hofstede defends criticism from linguists (discussed in detail in the editorial) and explains his Kuhnian revolution
ISSUE3 2010 Identity and Integration interview between interculturalists Milton Bennett and Patrick Boylan
ISSUE 4 2011 Corpus Linguistics and Culture interview between CL scholars Mike Stubbs and Sebastian Hoffmann and article by Alan Partington on how Corpus Linguistics’ tools can help in the study of cultural aspects of discourse
ISSUE 6, 2013 Languaging across Cultures David Crystal interviewed by Xiaoping Jiang