AIMS AND SCOPE
Training, Language and Culture (TLC) is a peer-reviewed journal that aims to promote and disseminate research spanning the spectrum of language and linguistics, education and culture studies with a special focus on professional communication and professional discourse.
Aims and Scope
Training, Language and Culture (TLC) is a peer-reviewed journal that aims to promote and disseminate research spanning the spectrum of language and linguistics, education and culture studies with a special focus on professional communication and professional discourse. Editorial Board of Training, Language and Culture invites research-based articles, reviews and editorials covering issues of relevance for the scientific and professional communities.
Training, Language and Culture covers the following areas of scholarly interest:
- theoretical and practical perspectives in language and linguistics;
- culture studies;
- interpersonal and intercultural professional communication;
- language and culture teaching and training, including techniques and technology, testing and assessment.
The journal is published by Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University) with assistance from The International Language Association (ICC) (Germany).
Training, Language and Culture is an internationally refereed publication which provides online access to studies in the field of language and linguistics, education and culture studies with a special focus on professional communication and professional discourse. This is a wide-ranging field examining how languages are structured, how meanings and ideas are formed and encoded in different cultural settings, how they are communicated and represented, and how these and other aspects of language functioning are taught. These processes are dynamic in nature, as languages and cultures are evolving and changing in the context of various global phenomena and events. Training, Language and Culture is intended to represent this dynamism and provide a platform for publication of studies in the field of language and culture, as well as language training, develop the above scientific issues, and promote their implementation in teaching practices, language functioning, professional communication and professional discourse research.
On behalf of the editorial team, we present to you Training, Language and Culture – the journal published by Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University). There are a number of reasons underlying the need for research journals like Training, Language and Culture that are intended to cover significant humanitarian phenomena of today.
First, globalisation processes have not only overtaken the social and political life domains, but have also engulfed the scientific, linguistic and cultural focal areas. Nowadays, specialists engaged in the spheres of linguistic, cultural, communicative and educational research across the globe welcome a constructive dialogue for the purposes of informed professional enrichment, as they need to be aware of both the conventional and emerging trends evidenced within the realm of language, culture, professional communication and training. Therefore, joint efforts of different national communities intended to promote cooperation and search for beneficial solutions to pressing professional challenges appear to be promising for improving intercultural ‘climate’. Training, Language and Culture makes a viable resource to that end.
Second, the authority of professional associations, educational and academic institutions, as well as the prestige of experts in particular fields, are largely ensured by their scientific achievements which have to be brought to light. Today, high professional standing is not something one acquires only by securing a specific scope of expertise and obtaining practical skills. Basically, it is not just about overcoming practical challenges, but is rather about being able to comprehend and inventively elaborate on a range of related issues, look out for the most efficient solutions, clarify problematic questions, etc.
Third, the key objective of linguists is to study the language as an instrument of interaction between individuals and nations, a treasury of peoples’ cultural legacy, a cognition tool of the human race. And it is this knowledge that educators can benefit from when teaching communities across the world to comprehend language and culture.
We hope that this journal will open a new platform for fruitful interaction of both practical and theoretical researchers and help establish an environment of creative exploration for the benefit of progressive, expedient and engaging science. For enquiries please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor Elena Malyuga, Editor-in-Chief
Barry Tomalin, Co-Editor
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