Publication details [#13363]

Sharifian, Farzad. 2017. Cultural Linguistics and linguistic relativity. Language Sciences 59 : 83–92. 10 pp.
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Amsterdam: Elsevier


The present paper intends to discuss the main issues regarding linguistic relativity and it also gives an overview of the recently developed area of Cultural Linguistics, in the attempt of shedding some light on the different scope of research between the two. On the one hand, linguistic relativity generally consists in presenting hypotheses on the relationship between thought and language. On the other, Cultural Linguistics is seen as a multidisciplinary area of research, whose theoretical and analytical framework aims to analyze linguistic features linked to the cultural experiences of speakers. Indeed, within Cultural Linguistics, cultural conceptualizations such as cultural schemas, cultural categories, and cultural metaphors are embedded in certain features of languages.