Culture and Context: Overview
Published Online: 5 NOV 2012
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The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics
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RISAGER, K. 2012. Culture and Context: Overview. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .
- Published Online: 5 NOV 2012
Large parts of structural and functional linguistics have been developed and practiced without any reference to the role of language in culture and society. In applied linguistics, in contrast, the separation between language and culture is not possible because the very purpose of applied linguistics is to investigate the interface between language practices and other cultural and social practices in the real world, whether the primary aim is improvement or critique of existing practices. Thus the whole of applied linguistics can be said to be oriented toward an interest in language in relation to culture and context. For a comprehensive conceptual analysis of the relationship between language and culture in a historical and transnational perspective.
- intercultural communication;
- language teaching;
- linguistic anthropology;
- research methods in applied linguistics;
- sociocultural language studies