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Cultural Linguistics Applied

Trends, Directions and Implications


Edited By Arne Peters and Neele Mundt

This book offers a range of empirically-based case studies in the field of cultural linguistics and neighbouring disciplines such as intercultural pragmatics and language pedagogy. The first section explores intercultural communication and cross-linguistic/cross-cultural investigations in settings such as Brazil, Nigeria, Cameroon, Tanzania, Morocco, France and Canada. The second section focuses on applications of cultural linguistics in the field of foreign language teaching. By drawing on English as a Foreign Language and English as a Second Language contexts, the case studies presented further examine the ramification of cultural linguistics in the language classroom, enabling a better understanding of culture-specific conceptual differences between learners’ first and target language(s).

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All of the contributions in this volume were originally presented at the 38th International LAUD Symposium cum 2nd Cultural Linguistics International Conference dedicated to ‘Cultural Linguistics: Current and emerging trends in research on language and cultural conceptualisations’, which was held in Landau (Germany) from July 23–26, 2018. The papers in this volume are all concerned with applications of cultural linguistics to neighbouring fields, such as intercultural pragmatics and communication, translation, language pedagogy and more. All were selected for inclusion after a meticulous process of internal and external refereeing. The joint LAUD-CLIC conference in Landau has spawned two further conference proceedings: Wolf, Latić and Finzel’s (fc.) volume on ‘Cultural-linguistic explorations into spirituality, emotionality, and society’ is published parallely, while a further volume on cultural linguistics and discourse analysis, edited by Monika Reif and Frank Polzenhagen, is in preparation. We wish to thank all of our co-editors for the constructive and amicable cooperation in the early planning stages of all three volumes.

In addition, we want to acknowledge the contributions of the following people and organisations in making this particular volume come to life: Firstly, we wish to thank the convenors of the 38th LAUD-CLIC conference in Landau, most notably Martin Pütz, Monika Reif and Frank Polzenhagen, for creating a welcoming and free-spirited atmosphere that allowed for ideas to flow uninhibitedly. The organisation of this conference would not have been possible without the help and support of the three student assistants Maike Schimpf, Marissa Martin and...

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