The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication provides a comprehensive historical survey of language and intercultural communication studies with a critical assessment of past and present theory, research, and practice, as well as an insight into future directions.

Drawing on the expertise of leading scholars from different parts of the world, this second edition offers updated chapters by returning authors and many new contributions on a broad range of topics, including reflexivity and criticality, translanguaging, and social justice in relation to intercultural communication.With an emphasis on contemporary, critical perspectives, this handbook showcases the varied range of issues, perspectives, and approaches that characterise this increasingly important field in today’s globalised world.

Offering 34 chapters with examples from a variety of languages and international settings, this handbook is an indispensable resource for students and scholars working in the fields of intercultural communication, applied linguistics, TESOL/ TEFL, and communication studies.

chapter |16 pages

Introduction and overview

ByJane Jackson

part I|90 pages

Foundations of language and intercultural communication studies

chapter 1|20 pages

A global look at the history and development of language and intercultural communication studies

ByJudith N. Martin, Thomas K. Nakayama, Donal Carbaugh

chapter 2|16 pages

Culture, communication, context, and power

ByAdrian Holliday

chapter 3|15 pages

Language, identity, and intercultural communication

ByKimberly A. Noels, Tomoko Yashima, Ray Zhang

chapter 4|16 pages

Conceptualising intercultural (communicative) competence and intercultural citizenship

ByMichael Byram, Irina Golubeva, Michael Byram, Irina Golubeva

part II|82 pages

Core themes and issues

chapter 7|14 pages

Intercultural rhetoric and intercultural communication

ByDwight Atkinson

chapter 8|18 pages

Interculturality and intercultural pragmatics

ByIstvan Kecskes

chapter 9|17 pages

Speech acts, facework, and politeness

Sociopragmatics and intercultural relationship-building
ByWinnie Cheng, Phoenix Lam

chapter 10|16 pages

Translation, interpreting, and intercultural communication

ByJuliane House

part |76 pages

Language, identity, and intercultural communication

chapter 11|13 pages

Constructing the cultural Other

Prejudice and stereotyping
ByHans J. Ladegaard

chapter 12|15 pages

Intercultural contact, hybridity, and third space

ByClaire Kramsch, Michiko Uryu

chapter 13|15 pages

Gender, language, identity, and intercultural communication

ByJuliet Langman, Xingsong Shi

chapter 14|15 pages

Translanguaging, identity, and migration

ByZhu Hua, Li Wei

chapter 15|16 pages

Language learning, identity, and intercultural communication in contexts of conflict and insecurity

ByConstadina Charalambous, Ben Rampton

part |62 pages

Language, intercultural (communicative) competence, and intercultural citizenship

chapter 16|16 pages


An essential component of intercultural communicative competence
ByAlvino E. Fantini

chapter 17|16 pages

From native speaker to intercultural speaker and beyond

Intercultural (communicative) competence in foreign language education
ByJane Wilkinson

chapter 18|13 pages

World Englishes and intercultural communication

ByFarzad Sharifian, Marzieh Sadeghpour

chapter 19|15 pages

Language education and global citizenship

Decolonial and posthuman perspectives through pedagogies of discomfort
ByMelina Porto, Michalinos Zembylas

part III|84 pages

Theory into practice: Towards intercultural (communicative) competence and citizenship

chapter 20|14 pages

Intercultural second language teacher education

ByMichael Kelly

chapter 21|18 pages

Intercultural responsibility

Transnational research and glocal critical citizenship
ByManuela Guilherme

chapter 24|16 pages

Assessing intercultural language learning

ByAnthony Liddicoat, Angela Scarino

part IV|142 pages

Language and intercultural communication in context

chapter 25|14 pages

Intercultural language teaching and learning in classroom practice

ByMichelle Kohler

chapter 26|15 pages

Intercultural communication in the multicultural classroom

ByJennifer Mahon, Kenneth Cushner

chapter 27|15 pages

The language and intercultural dimension of education abroad

ByJane Jackson

chapter 28|16 pages

Intercultural business education

The role of critical theory and experiential learning
ByPrue Holmes, Vivien Xiaowei Zhou

chapter 29|14 pages

Intercultural communication in professional and workplace settings

ByMartin Warren, William W. L. Lee

chapter 30|16 pages

Linguistically and culturally diverse project partnerships and teams

ByHelen Spencer-Oatey, Carolin Debray

chapter 31|18 pages

Intercultural communication in health care settings

ByGillian S. Martin, Jonathan Crichton

chapter 32|14 pages

Intercultural communication in legal contexts

ByChristoph A. Hafner, Biyu (Jade) Du

chapter 33|18 pages

Intercultural communication in tourism

ByGavin Jack, Alison Phipps, Octavio Barrientos Arriaga

part V|20 pages

New debates and future directions