Dr. Jan D. ten Thije is Professor of Intercultural Communication at the Utrecht Institute for Linguistics and the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication at University Utrecht.
He studied General Linguistics and Dutch Language and Culture at University of Amsterdam and received his PhD at Utrecht University (1994) with research focusing intercultural discourse in advisory institutes.
His main fields of research concern institutional discourse in multicultural and international settings, lingua receptiva / receptive multilingualism, intercultural training, language education and functional pragmatics. He has rich publication in English, Dutch or German, including books, ariticles such as Beyond Misunderstanding. The linguistic analysis of intercultural communication. Amsterdam: Benjamins; Enhancing Intercultural Communication in Organizations - Insights from Project Advisers. New York & London: Routlegde.
He is Editor-in-chief of the European Journal for Applied Linguistics (EuJAL) published by Mouton de Gruyter; Series editor of Utrecht Studies in Language and Communication (USLC) published by Brill Publications, Leiden.