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 different 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. purposes of the version to intercultural conversation, cross-cultural pragmatics, English as a global Language/World Englishes, and political discourse research are explored intimately.
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Chapter 2. 2 Emergent cultural cognition I maintain that ‘cognition’ may also be viewed as a property of cultural groups, and not just individuals. g. Johnson, 2001) resulting from the interactions between the members of a cultural group across time and space. This of course does not confine the scope of culture to the cognitive domain. Emergent cultural cognition may be instantiated in various aspects of people’s lives including aspects of their physical environments, artefacts, tools, rituals, paintings, dance, etc.
Cultural cognition is largely, but not solely, transmitted through language. Therefore, it is also instantiated in the content and the use of language. Inherent within the system of every language are categories, schemas, conceptual metaphors and propensities for certain perspectives that reflect the cultural cognitions of those who have spoken the language over the history of its existence. As Tomasello (1999:â•›169) puts it: […] in collaboration over historic time human beings have created an incredible array of categorical perspectives and construals of all kinds of objects, events and relations, and they have embodied them in their systems of symbolic communication called natural languages.
Ah no not Armadale at Perth [Perth] In Perth, what’s the names down there? um Davises . Words such ‘spirituality’ are likely to evoke conceptualisations in non-Aboriginal people that are not in consonance with the Aboriginal conceptualisations and thus they are often capitalised in this book to remind the reader about this possible mismatch. . The names used in the texts are pseudonyms. 31 32 Cultural Conceptualisations and Language EH: M: EH: M: EH: M: EH: M: EH: M: EH: L: EH: L: EH: L: EH: L: EH: L: EH: L: EH: L: EH: Oh yeah an Coles That’s on my Mum’s side, my Mum related to Coles Um do you know, do you know um, Shane Cole?
Cultural Conceptualisations and Language: Theoretical framework and applications by Farzad Sharifian