Chapter published in:Cultural-Linguistic Explorations into Spirituality, Emotionality, and Society
Edited by Hans-Georg Wolf, Denisa Latić and Anna Finzel
[Cognitive Linguistic Studies in Cultural Contexts 14] 2021
► pp. 10–22
Cultural Linguistics and religion
Spiritual systems such as religions embody particular worldviews or systems of conceptualizing life, death, morality, creation, the life hereafter, fate, and so on. Since these conceptualizations are more or less shared across any speech community that believes in the same faith, religions can be viewed as providing systems of cultural conceptualizations. The analytical framework of Cultural Linguistics should therefore be able to offer fruitful tools for examining the language and conceptualizations associated with spiritual systems. This chapter demonstrates this premise by presenting a survey of the research on language and religion from the perspective of Cultural Linguistics.
Keywords: Cultural Linguistics, cultural conceptualizations, religion, Christianity, Buddhism, Sufism, Aboriginal English
Published online: 08 September 2021
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