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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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Editors and contributors


About the editors

Arne Peters (PhD 2015) is assistant professor in English linguistics at the University of Potsdam, Germany. His work within the frameworks of variationist and cognitive sociolinguistics as well as cultural linguistics focuses on L1 and L2 varieties of English worldwide, most notably the ones spoken in Ireland and Southern Africa. He contributed to these fields with two book publications: Linguistic Change in Galway City English (2016) and Cultural Linguistic Contributions to World Englishes (2017, co-edited with Hans-Georg Wolf and Frank Polzenhagen).

Neele Mundt is a lecturer in English linguistics at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany. She works in the field of applied linguistics with a focus on English in central Africa. She spent one year in Yaoundé, Cameroon, to collect field data for her on-going research project situated at the juncture of sociolinguistics, applied linguistics and language policy in Cameroon. Her research interests include multilingualism, second language learning and teaching in general, and with a focus on Africa in particular.


Larysa Bobrova, Miami University, Oxford Ohio, United States of America

Khalid El asri, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco

Christie Heike, University of Flensburg, Flensburg, Germany

Ying-Hsueh Hu, Tamkang University, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Herbert Igboanusi, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

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