Language and Culture Global Flows and Local Complexity Author: Karen Risager

Format:
Paperback - 232 pages
Related Formats:
Hardback 
ISBN:
9781853598586
Published:
14 Feb 2006
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Dimensions:
210 x 148
Availability:
Available

Key features

- Offers a new understanding of the relationship between language & culture i.e. that languages spread across cultures and cultures spread across languages

Summary

The book presents a new theory of the relationship between language and culture in a transnational and global perspective. The fundamental view is that languages spread across cultures, and cultures spread across languages, or in other words, that linguistic and cultural practices flow through social networks in the world along partially different paths and across national structures and communities.

Author Biography:

Karen Risager is Dr.Phil and Professor in Cultural Encounters at the Department of Language and Culture, Roskilde University, Denmark. She has conducted interdisciplinary research for thirty years within the fields of language and culture teaching, cultural studies and sociolinguistics, internationalisation and intercultural competence, and the language and cultural learning of adult migrants.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional, Undergraduate


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