Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Developing shared languages : the fundamentals of mutual learning and problem solving in transdisciplinary collaboration
Authors: Whitehouse, Marlies
Rahm, Henrik
Wozniak, Séverine
Breunig, Steven
De Nardi, Gianni
Dionne, Frédérick
Fujio, Misa
Graf, Eva-Maria
Matic, Igor
McKenna, Christopher J.
Steiner, Felix
Sviķe, Silga
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1075/
Published in: AILA Review
Volume(Issue): 34
Issue: 1
Page(s): 1
Pages to: 18
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: John Benjamins
ISSN: 1461-0213
Language: English
Subjects: Shared languages; Transdisciplinarity
Subject (DDC): 400: Language, linguistics
Abstract: This issue of the AILA Review focuses on transdisciplinarity as the key to developing shared languages in and across domains and professional settings. The relationship and collaboration between researchers and practitioners have long been discussed within and across applied sciences and theoretical disciplines, mainly in the framework of transdisciplinarity (see AILA Review 31, 2018, for a recent overview). However, research approaches that claim to combine theoretical and practical needs and expectations often lack either solid grounding in empirical data or thorough reflection from theoretical perspectives. This special issue aims to take the discussion further by rethinking transdisciplinarity systematically from theoretical and practical angles. In so doing, we focus on developing shared languages that facilitate communication and mutual learning in multistakeholder discourses – with the ultimate goal of sustainably solving socially relevant problems. In the introduction, we present working definitions of our topic’s key terms (Part 1). We then go through the topics, results, and main interconnections of the six approaches examined in the papers included in this issue (Part 2). Based on the insights from the discussion so far, we set up a framework to systematically analyse three dimensions of developing shared languages: negotiation process, interplay of key drivers, and seizing opportunities (Part 3).
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Applied Linguistics
Organisational Unit: Institute of Language Competence (ILC)
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