The following research instruments are helpful to carry out studies in the field of discourse analysis of intercultural discourse.


  • Utrecht Bibliography of Intercultural Communication (UBICC) is a database of over 5000 references to scientific publications about intercultural communication. Annotations describing the content and relevance of the publication are provided with many references. UBICC is an initiative of Utrecht University and is accessible through the online application RefWorks|link naar website van RefWorks.

Glossar Functional Pragmatics

  • The Glossar Functional Pragmatics contains the German, English and Dutch translations of the core terminology of this research approach to discourse and text. The Glossar has been complited by Konrad Ehlich, Lachlan Mackenzie, Jochen Rehbein, Winfried Thielmann and Jan D. ten Thije (Ed.). [download]


  • EXMARaLDA is an acronym of “Extensible Markup Language for Discourse Annotation”. It is a system of concepts, data formats and tools for the computer assisted transcription and annotation of spoken language, and for the construction and analysis of spoken language corpora. The freeware can be down loaded from Exmaralda

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