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Cultural Linguistics

  1. Farzad Sharifian

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0299

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Sharifian, F. 2012. Cultural Linguistics. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


In the broadest sense of the term, “cultural linguistics” refers to the subbranch of linguistics that explores the relationship between language and culture.


  • language variation and change;
  • linguistic anthropology;
  • World Englishes;
  • sociocultural language studies