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Cultural Linguistics Applied

Trends, Directions and Implications

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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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Editors and contributors

Neele Mundt and Arne Peters

Cultural linguistics applied: Status quo and new directions

Section 1:Advancing cultural linguistics: Case studies and their implications

Ulrike Schröder

JEITINHO as a cultural conceptualisation in Brazilian Portuguese: A cultural linguistics’ approach to talk-in-interaction

Herbert Igboanusi

Cultural perceptions of diseases and the nomenclatures of HIV, AIDS and Ebola in the Igbo language

Lozzi Martial Meutem Kamtchueng

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