Chapter 9. Language, Thought, and Culture

  1. Alan Davies and
  2. Catherine Elder
  1. Claire Kramsch

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757000.ch9

The Handbook of Applied Linguistics

The Handbook of Applied Linguistics

How to Cite

Kramsch, C. (2004) Language, Thought, and Culture, in The Handbook of Applied Linguistics (eds A. Davies and C. Elder), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757000.ch9

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631228998

Online ISBN: 9780470757000

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Keywords:

  • culture;
  • precursors;
  • hegemony;
  • german philosopher;
  • Johann Herder

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • Language, Thought, and Culture and the Problem of Linguistic Relativity

  • Re-Thinking Linguistic Relativity

  • Semiotic Relativity, or How the Use of a Symbolic System Affects Thought

  • Linguistic Relativity, or How Speakers of Different Languages Think Differently When Speaking

  • Discursive Relativity, or How Speakers of Different Discourses (across Languages or in the Same Language)Have Different Cultural Worldviews

  • Language Relativity in Applied Linguistic Research

  • Language Relativity in Educational Practice

  • The Danger of Stereotyping and Prejudice

  • Instead of Language-Thought-and-Culture: Speakers/Writers, Thinkers, and Members of Discourse Communities

  • Conclusion: The “Incorrigible Diversity” of Applied Linguistics