Institute of Culture, Discourse and Communication (ICDC)

Institute of Culture, Discourse and Communication (ICDC)

Description

Situated in the Faculty of Culture and Society, the Institute of Culture, Discourse and Communication (ICDC) is grounded in collaborative, trans-disciplinary research projects. The Institute engages with contemporary cultural issues, while analysing the social, economic and political discourses and communicative practices that shape meaning around these.

Expertise

Contemporary cultural issues including social, economic and political discourses and communicative practices.

Research Focus

Contemporary cultural issues

Unique Capability Proposition

ICDC specialises in language in society, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, media, internet, identify, and tertiary research cultures.

Past Successes

The Institute has carried out a few specific projects include: - Research on the animated series broTown - PhD investigations into the online world Second Life - Online disclosures of national identity and partnership in an international collaborative survey with the World Internet Project.

ICDC staff did well in the 2012 PBRF assessment round, whose results were notified in 2013, making ICDC one of the highest-rated units in AUT. The Institute is home to the Journal of Sociolinguistics and fosters an active intellectual community with the Internet Research Group and the Discourse Research Group. The Institute also hosts visiting international academics and the New Zealand Discourse Conference.