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Applied Cultural Linguistics

Converging Evidence in Language and Communication Research
Over the past decades, linguists have taken a broader view of language and are borrowing methods and findings from other disciplines such as cognition and computer sciences, neurology, biology, sociology, psychology, and anthropology. This development has enriched our knowledge of language and communication, but at the same time it has made it difficult for researchers in a particular field of language studies to be aware of how their findings might relate to those in other (sub-)disciplines.

celcr seeks to address this problem by taking a cross-disciplinary approach to the study of language and communication. The books in the series focus on a specific linguistic topic and offer studies pertaining to this topic from different disciplinary angles, thus taking converging evidence in language and communication research as its basic methodology. Editors

Marjolijn H. Verspoor

Wilbert Spooren

University of Groningen

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Advisory Board
Walter Daelemans

Leo Noordman

University of Antwerp

Tilburg University

Cliff Goddard

Martin Pütz

University of New England

University of Koblenz-Landau

Roeland van Hout

Elizabeth Closs Traugott

Radboud University Nijmegen

Stanford University

Volume 7
Applied Cultural Linguistics
Implications for second language learning and intercultural communication Edited by Farzad Sharifian and Gary B. Palmer

Applied Cultural Linguistics
Implications for second language learning
and intercultural communication

Edited by

Farzad Sharifian
Monash University

Gary B. Palmer
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

John Benjamins Publishing Company



The paper used in this publication meets the minimum requirements of American National Standard for Information Sciences – Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials, ansi z39.48-1984.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (8th : 2003 : University of Logroño)
Applied cultural linguistics : implications for second language learning and intercultural communication / edited by Farzad Sharifian and Gary B. Palmer. p. cm. (Converging Evidence in Language and Communication

Research, issn 1566–7774 ; v. 7)
Chiefly papers from a theme session of the 8th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference held July 20-25, 2003, at the University of Logroño in La Rioja, Spain.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
1. Language and culture--Congresses. 2. Language and languages-Study and teaching--Congresses. 3. Intercultural communication-Congresses. I. Sharifian, Farzad. II. Palmer, Gary B., 1942- III. Title. P35.1497 2007

isbn 978 90 272 3894 8 (Hb; alk. paper)


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Table of contents
chapter 1
Applied cultural linguistics
An emerging paradigm
Gary B. Palmer and Farzad Sharifian
chapter 2
Using cultural linguistics to teach English language inferential schemas used in archaeology to Japanese university students
Debra J. Occhi
chapter 3
L1 cultural conceptualisations in L2 learning
The case of Persian-speaking learners of English
Farzad Sharifian
chapter 4
Cultural linguistics and bidialectal education
Ian G. Malcolm
chapter 5
The Chinese conceptualization of the heart and its cultural context Implications for second language learning
Ning Yu
chapter 6
The embodiment of fear expressions in Tunisian Arabic
Theoretical and practical implications
Zouhair Maalej


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