Geneviève Tréguer-Felten

Geneviève Tréguer-Felten is French. After living in Spain and Italy in her youth, she developed a keen interest in languages and culture.  Later on, she worked in France, Japan, the USA and China –first as a teacher of English (or French) as a Foreign Language, then as chief of communications for various MNCs– before finally launching into research to investigate the links between discourse and culture. She lectured in Wuhan University language and business departments (China), in Forli and Milan (Italy), ISIT (France) translation Universities, and taught in Paris Dauphine University Master of Intercultural Management. She founded ADculture, an informal international workshop. Originating from various fields of expertise, its researchers compare their respective findings on discourse and culture in the same corpora. She is a board member of GEM&L (Language and Management association).

Geneviève Tréguer-Felten’s current research is mainly concerned with the cultural underpinnings of the language (native or lingua franca) that individuals or corporations belonging to different cultures use in the course of their business activities.

Geneviève Tréguer-Felten holds a degree in English as a Second Language and a French Ministry of Education Teacher’s CAPES in English. She later earned a PhD in linguistics from Paris 3 – Sorbonne nouvelle (France). Her research focuses on Chinese, French and North-American organizations’ corporate communications, be they produced in native languages or in English as a lingua franca (ELF). For the past twenty years, she has authored or co-authored books, book sections and articles and co-directed journals or books on culture and discourse.

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