By Farzad Sharifian
This publication provides a multidisciplinary theoretical version of cultural conceptualisations and language. Viewing language as firmly grounded in cultural cognition, the version attracts on analytical instruments and theoretical developments in numerous disciplines, together with cognitive linguistics, cognitive anthropology, anthropological linguistics, disbursed cognition, complexity technological know-how, and cognitive psychology. the result's a framework that has major implications for these disciplines in addition to for utilized linguistics. functions of the version to intercultural verbal exchange, cross-cultural pragmatics, English as a global Language/World Englishes, and political discourse research are explored intimately.
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Nan watched. When the dog, Big Brother, Aunty, Sister, Cousin, Little Brother and I played on the raft in the river, it sank. Nan laughed. (Briggs-Pattison & Harvey, 1998) This text, among many others, depends on the fact that family is the essence of Aboriginal existence. It is almost impossible to study an Aboriginal cultural group without understanding the structure and function of the Aboriginal family since it is the main pillar of the Aboriginal psyche and cultural group. As Eades (1988:â•›98) puts it “[w]hen people talk about being Aboriginal, they invariably talk about Aboriginal family relationships”.
In discourse, a marked conceptualisation may surface as an unfamiliar vocabulary item, a distinctive pattern of use, a distinctive pattern of association, a distinctive frequency of usage, etc. It should, however, be noted that cultural conceptualisations are not always distinctively marked by surface features of discourse. In fact, the analyst may need to seek emic explanations to identify conceptualisations that are culture-specific. The emic perspective is required in this approach to provide ‘insider’ interpretations of discourse.
Cultural Conceptualisations and Language: Theoretical framework and applications by Farzad Sharifian