Culture and Language for Specific Purposes
Published Online: 5 NOV 2012
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The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics
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Connor, U. and Rozycki, W. 2012. Culture and Language for Specific Purposes. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .
- Published Online: 5 NOV 2012
A classic defi nition of culture has been formulated as follows by the anthropologists Kroeber and Kluckhohn: Culture consists of patterns, explicit and implicit, of and for behavior acquired and transmitted by symbols, constituting the distinctive achievement of human groups, including their embodiments of artifacts; the essential core of culture consists of traditional (i.e., historically derived and selected) ideas and especially their attached values; culture systems may, on the one hand, be considered as products of actions, on the other as conditioning elements of further action. (p. 357)
- discourse analysis;
- intercultural communication;
- language for specific purposes