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Applied cultural linguistics : implications for second language learning and intercultural communication /
edited by Farzad Sharifian, Gary B. Palmer.
imprint
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins, c2007.
description
xiii, 170 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9027238944 (alk. paper), 9789027238948 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins, c2007.
isbn
9027238944 (alk. paper)
9789027238948 (alk. paper)
general note
Chiefly papers from a theme session of the 8th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference held July 20-25, 2003, at the University of Logroño in La Rioja, Spain.
catalogue key
6122974
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Research in the relatively new field of cultural linguistics has implications for second language learning and intercultural communication. This volume is the first of its kind to bring together studies that examine the implications for applied programs of research in these domains. Collectively, the contributions explore the interrelationship between language, culture, and conceptualisations. Each study focuses on a different language-and-culture. The languages-cultures studied include Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Persian, English, Aboriginal English and African English. The particular conceptual bases of the contributions range from theories of embodiment and conceptual metaphors to theories of schemas and cultural scripts. Several authors directly address the application of their observations to the fields of second language/dialect learning and intercultural communication, while others first present a theoretical analysis and then explore its practical implications. Collectively, the contributions establish a novel direction for research in applied linguistics.
Table of Contents
Applied cultural linguistics : an emerging paradigmp. 1
Using cultural linguistics to teach English language inferential schemas used in archaeology to Japanese university studentsp. 15
L1 cultural conceptualisations in L2 learning : the case of Persian-speaking learners of Englishp. 33
Cultural linguistics and bidialectal educationp. 53
The Chinese conceptualization of the heart and its cultural context : implications for second language learningp. 65
The embodiment of fear expressions in Tunisian Arabic : theoretical and practical implicationsp. 87
Semantic primes and cultural scripts in language learning and intercultural communicationp. 105
Culture-specific conceptualisations of corruption in African English : linguistic analyses and pragmatic applicationsp. 125
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