BIAL (Brussels Institute for Applied Linguistics) is a research group within the Linguistics and Literature Department of the VUB that conducts applied linguistic research with a focus on transculturalism. We define transculturalism as a form of cultural hybridity which emerges when different cultural elements interact and eventually integrate with each other. Since Brussels is a natural melting pot of cultures, the emphasis on transculturalism is contained in the B of BIAL ("Brussels").
We approach our overarching research theme from different angles. The research can be categorised according to the following lines of enquiry.
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Thursday 27 February
Research seminar ‘Translation Studies and Society’
Edition spring 2020: ‘ On translation as a task, and (un)translatability’ The aim of this seminar is to exchange critical reflections and to discuss important topics in translation studies (such as (...