International Conference on Language Communication Problems Was Held in University
May 15, 2008
The 2nd International Scientific Conference Cross-Cultural Communication: Language, Culture, and Personality organized by the College of Romance and Germanic Languages with the assistance of O.O. Potebnia Institute of Linguistics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine was held in Ostroh Academy National University on 15-16 May 2008.
More than 110 scientists representing the universities of Lviv, Kyiv, Chernihiv, Cherkasy, Chernivtsi, Lutsk and Kamianets-Podilskyi participated in the conference. Besides, professors from foreign HEI and representatives of international organizations based in Ukraine presented their reports. These were Orest Tsap (University of Manitoba, Canada), Kazimierz Ozóg (University of Rzeszów), Keith Hayden (Peace Corps volunteer, USA) and Funny Ruskin (supervisor of French Cultural Centre in Lviv).
The participants of the conference paid special attention to issues that are topical as concerns globalization: the organization of effective communication between the representatives of different cultures. “Culture is the glass through which people look at one another. Making this glass as clear as possible is the aim, and once we have reached this aim, communication problems will disappear in modern society,” told Dean of the College of Romance and Germanic Languages Svitlana Novoseletska in her opening speech.