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Researching communication during police questioning, emergency medicine consultation and business communication The challenges and opportunities of interdisciplinary research between linguists and practitioners in the field of institutional communication

Tue, 01/11/2022

Delhi / Online


The event will be held online

1.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. Indian Standard Time (IST)

Meeting Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/2248874609


Concept Note

Interdisciplinary research has risen to the forefront of the attention of universities and funding agencies. The transfer of knowledge and insights between research areas holds great promise – particularly for the study of complex environments, where considering different elements in isolation can yield disappointing results. It also requires the investment of substantial time and resources into setting up deep collaborative relationships, and developing a shared language and common viewpoints starting from different perspectives. While the literature on defining interdisciplinarity is abundant, practical guidelines on how to actually implement it remain largely undocumented ‘tacit knowledge’ – especially in the area of applied linguistics (Cox, 2020). This event will discuss the topic of interdisciplinary research via 3 case studies of research on multilingual healthcare communication, multilingual police interrogation techniques and business communication. Via talks and personal stories this event will discuss the particularities of engaging mentally, conceptually and practically into interdisciplinary research.

Cox, A. (2020). Venturing into interdisciplinary research as an applied linguist: Challenges and opportunities. Bulletin de Linguistique et des Sciences du Language, 31, 13–37.

Department of Linguistics/Centre for India-Canada Studies
University of Delhi