This textbook helps students to explore practical ways of connecting people from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds by linking art, intercultural communication and regional design. By studying community development through intercultural dance and food events, students explore meaningful links between language, culture and intergroup dynamics using English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) in various multilingual settings. Students are encouraged to participate in intercultural dance and food events, and develop their own.
About the Author
Stephanie Ann Houghton PhD is an Associate Professor in Intercultural Communication at Saga University in Japan. She has published multiple academic books, and articles in peer-reviewed international journals. She is listed in Marquis Who's Who in the World® 2016 (33rd Edition) based on the reference value of "outstanding achievements" as one of "approximately 55,000 of the most accomplished men and women from around the globe and from all fields of endeavor." She is also listed in the 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century (10th edition), and the Top 100 Professionals 2016, by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England.