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Cultural Linguistics

Professor Farzad Sharifian
Inaugural Professorial Lecture

In this lecture, Professor Sharifian presents an overview of the emerging field of cultural linguistics. Cultural linguistics is a branch of linguistics that explores the relationship between language, culture and conceptualisation by drawing on and expanding the theoretical advancements and analytical tools of several disciplines including cognitive linguistics and cognitive anthropology.

Professor Sharifian’s recently published book titled Cultural Conceptualisations and Language: Theoretical Framework and Applications (John Benjamins, 2011) is a key contribution to the development of cultural linguistics as a solid, multidisciplinary theoretical and applied paradigm of linguistic research.

Professor Sharifian is the Director of Language and Society Centre in the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, Monash University.  He has made significant contributions to several fields and has received multiple awards for his research including the Edith Cowan University Research Medal.