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Multilingual and Intercultural Communication at the Workplace.

“Intercultural communication is a substantive form
of multilingualism and not a deviation from monolingualism.”

Dr. Jan D. ten Thije is assistant professor at the Utrecht Institute for Linguistics and lecturer at the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication.

He previously was an associated professor (‘Hochschuldozent’) at the Department for Intercultural Communication at Chemnitz University of Technology (1996-2002), visiting professor at the Department for Applied Linguistics at Vienna University (2001), and lecturer and researcher at the Department for General Linguistics (University of Amsterdam) (1994-1996). He studied General Linguistics and Dutch Language and Culture in Amsterdam (University of Amsterdam) and received his PhD at Utrecht University (1994) with research focusing intercultural discourse in advisory institutes.

His main fields of research concern institutional discourse in multicultural and international settings, lingua receptiva / receptive multilingualism, intercultural training, language education and functional pragmatics.

He coordinates the Master programme Intercultural Communication at the Department of Language, Literature and Communication at Utrecht University.

He  is associate editor of the  European Journal for Applied Linguistics (EuJAL) published by Mouton de Gruyter.

Currently, Jan D. ten Thije is the coordinator of the consortium “Inclusive Multilingualism” investigating multilingualism in Europe.

He is pianist of the ‘Amsterdams Salonorkest‘.

About Jan D. ten Thije

Jan D. ten Thije is an expert in the field of intercultural communication and (receptive) multilingualism.