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IADA was established in 1990 in Bologna on the occasion of the 3rd International Conference on Dialogue Analysis when it accepted a proposal made by the founding members Sorin Stati, Franz Hundsnurscher and Edda Weigand.

The notion of dialogue is central for its scientific profile. It is however not restricted to a specific view of dialogue nor to a particular model but covers the whole range of language use including approaches based on other concepts such as conversation, discourse or social interaction. The following premises are considered to be common ground: – Language is primarily used for communication. – Communication is always dialogic. In this sense IADA focuses on a notion of ‘Language as Dialogue’.

IADA crosses orthodox disciplinary boundaries and considers a genuinely interdisciplinary approach necessary for addressing the complex phenomenon of dialogue. Linguists, literary scholars, philosophers, sociologists, psychologists and scholars from other disciplines interested in dialogic issues are called upon to join the dialogic circle.

By covering the whole range of language use, dialogue analysis comes close to pragmatics. Indeed every pragmatic issue is included. Dialogue Analysis however provides the analytic key to Pragmatics and thus allows us to structure the uncircumscribed field of a ‘pragmatic perspective’.

Established in 1963, the Department of Journalism of Chinese Culture University is the second oldest Journalism major in Taiwan and the first among Taiwan’s private universities.  With its teaching and curriculum focus on balancing communication /journalism theories and professional practices, humanistic studies and the development of news industry, the graduates of this department have been an integral and important part of Taiwan’s news industry and Journalism history.  The department now contains three on-campus internship media and four study concentrations (print media, visual/audio media, radio, and communication ecology).  The Graduate Institute of Journalism of Chinese Culture University was established in 1980, encouraging both theoretical researches and journalistic in-depth reports in print or documentary formats, with courses offered from the fields of political communication, cross-cultural communication, media management and marketing, and journalism.

The Graduate Institute of Mass Communication at National Taiwan Normal University was established in 1997 and is a well-known communication institution in the communication academia of Taiwan. The institution strives to cultivate communication talents whose skills can meet the needs of the era and master the current trends. Our objective is to cultivate contemporary elites with technical skills and new communication analysis decision-making capabilities.The faculties’ expertises cover the fields of information communication, digital content production and media management, Internet culture, media literacy, popular culture, journalism, etc.

Under the institution’s three-prong “knowledge, logic analysis, and new technology skills” trainings, we anticipate the students of the Graduate Institute of Mass Communication to become:

  1. Crossover talents that transcend technology, national borders, and culture.
  2. New age talents that pioneer new media, new concepts, and new criticisms.
  3. Prospective talents that can master the pulse of the social network information and stay ahead of the leading trends.

The predecessor to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), the National Science Council (NSC) of the Executive Yuan, traces its history back to February 1, 1959. As the government’s dedicated scientific and technological development agency, the NSC was charged with three main missions of promoting the nation’s overall S&T development, supporting academic research, and developing the science parks. In today’s knowledge-based economy, S&T innovation has become a key driver of economic growth and national progress. As such, the NSC was reorganized and became MOST on March 3, 2014 with a new organizational structure aiming to facilitate stronger links between academic research and industrial development. MOST will carry on the NSC’s tradition of innovative measures and programs and bring academic research another step closer to industrial needs. By fostering an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit and encouraging creativity in science and technology, MOST will boost Taiwan’s academic and industrial competitiveness at the international level.

The Department of Information and Tourism is responsible for tourism development under the auspices of the Taipei City Government. The Department of Information and Tourism now plays an important role in the tourism industry by providing both guidance and support, as well as facilitating the establishment of strategic partnerships. For visitors and residents, TPEDOIT not only serves as a quality-control mechanism to ensure tourism-service quality, but also acts as an arbitrator in consumer disputes.
With the establishment of TPEDOIT, Taipei City expects to see a continual rise in the number of visitors each year. The continued growth and development of a quality tourism industry will certainly be good news for Taipei as well as for everyone who loves to travel.

The Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), which was established by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on January 1, 1969, is responsible for formulating Taiwan's international trade policies, promoting trade, and managing trade-related activities. Over the past few decades, the BOFT's role and responsibilities have undergone numerous adjustments to meet the demands of the ever-changing international business environment. Its primary duties currently include:

  1. Formulating and implementing trade policies and rules/regulations
  2. Participating in the activities of international economic and trade organizations, and enhancing bilateral trade relations
  3. Handling and coordinating trade negotiations, consultations, and disputes
  4. Negotiating and signing economic cooperation agreements
  5. Administering the import/export regime and providing trade consulting services to importers and exporters
  6. Promoting foreign trade and creating an environment conducive to the development of foreign trade by constructing international exhibition halls, introducing paperless trade and trade facilitation, establishing global trade information websites, etc.
  7. Contact and coordination with the MOEA's overseas offices, and
  8. Managing liaison and assistance concerning business-related entities and groups.