Cultural Linguistics

Cultural conceptualisations and language

Author
Farzad Sharifian † | Monash University
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This ground-breaking book marks a milestone in the history of the newly developed field of Cultural Linguistics, a multidisciplinary area of research that explores the relationship between language and cultural conceptualisations. The most authoritative book in the field to date, it outlines the theoretical and analytical framework of Cultural Linguistics, elaborating on its key theoretical/analytical notions of cultural cognition, cultural schema, cultural category, and cultural metaphor. In addition, it brings to light a wide array of cultural conceptualisations drawn from many different languages and language varieties. The book reveals how the analytical tools of Cultural Linguistics can produce in-depth and insightful investigations into the cultural grounding of language in several domains and subdisciplines, including embodiment, emotion, religion, World Englishes, pragmatics, intercultural communication, Teaching English as an International Language (TEIL), and political discourse analysis. By presenting a comprehensive survey of recent research in Cultural Linguistics, this book demonstrates the relevance of the cultural conceptualisations encoded in language to all aspects of human life, from the very conceptualisations of life and death, to conceptualisations of emotion, body, humour, religion, gender, kinship, ageing, marriage, and politics. This book, in short, is a must-have reference work for scholars and students interested in Cultural Linguistics.
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Cultural Linguistics provides a brilliant overview over the theoretical foundations, analytical dimensions, and practical applications of the emergent framework of studying language as a dynamic system instantiating cultural conceptualisations. By linking new, ground-breaking theoretical and methodological models with linguistic examples from languages on all continents and from intercultural communication (and miscommunication), Farzad Sharifian opens new perspectives on linguistic relativity, metaphor studies, pragmatics, emotion research, religious and political discourses, World Englishes and Teaching English as an International Language. The research programme of Cultural Linguistics is truly under way.”
Cultural Linguistics represents an important milestone in the development of research into the relationship between language and cultural conceptualisations. It provides the reader with a detailed discussion of the theoretical and analytical framework of Cultural Linguistics. The work includes in-depth discussions of the instruments of analysis which are being utilized by this increasingly influential approach to unravelling the way that language, culture, and conceptualisation are intertwined. Moreover, these instruments are put into practice in a wide-ranging and brilliantly argued set of chapters in which the role of cultural schemas, cultural metaphors and cultural categories, is laid out and elaborated upon, using many concrete examples drawn several languages and language varieties. The book provides the reader not only with an overview of the field, including the relationship between Cultural Linguistics and cultural relativity, but also demonstrates how these tools of analysis can be brought to bear on a variety of topics. In short, I consider this work to be the most important contribution to the emerging field of Cultural Linguistics to date.”
“Over the last decade or so, Cultural Linguistics has witnessed tremendous growth and development theory-, methodology-, and application-wise. [T]he trailblazing spearhead figure within Cultural Linguistics is undoubtedly Farzad Sharifian who has written several key publications since the early 2000s.[...]While primarily aimed at fellow researchers, the monograph is written such that it is relatively easy to read, and even novice academics (such as BA students who have been introduced to academic writing), should not find tackling the monograph a daunting task.[...]CL maps out the Cultural Linguistic landscape, which is not only helpful to the groups of readers mentioned above, but also important, as it can help prospective, novice and even veteran Cultural Linguist navigate the landscape of Cultural-Linguistic theorizing and findings.”
“To sum up, the book is an introduction and guidebook to the newly developed field of Cultural Linguistics, recommended for the interested general reader, educators, scholars and students interested in the interaction of language and culture. The chapters are well structured, coherent and numerous colour illustrations and charts increase readability.”
“To sum up, this book makes multiple contributions, helping researchers who are interested in studies of the relationship between language, culture, and cognition.”
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BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009020 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Morphology
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