Novedad bibliográficaInfoling 9.39 (2019)

Título:Cultural Linguistics
Subtítulo:Cultural conceptualisations and language
Autor/a:Sharifian, Farzad
Año de publicación:2017
Lugar de edición:Amsterdam / Philadelphia
Editorial:John Benjamins

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.




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.”


Roslyn M. Frank, The University of Iowa


Temática:Lingüística cognitiva, Otras especialidades, Semántica
ColecciónCognitive Linguistic. Studies in Cultural Contexts, 8
Precio: 33,00 EUR      USD 33.00

Fecha de publicación en Infoling:14 de septiembre de 2019