Language and Culture: Global Flows and Local Complexity

Author: Karen Risager

Format:
Hardback
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ISBN:
9781853598593
Published:
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Number of pages:
232
Dimensions:
210mm x 148mm
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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.

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.

Foreword
1. Language and Culture in a Global Perspective
2. Tour de France in German Language Teaching: A Preliminary Analysis
3. The Concept of Culture: An Introduction
4. Language, Nation and Culture: The German Tradition
5. Cultural Complexity
6. A Sociolinguistic View of Language
7. Linguistic Flows and Linguistic Complexity
8. Languacultural Dimensions
9. Discourse and Double Intertextuality
10. Cultural Contexts
11. Cultural Contents
12. Linguistic, Discursive and Cultural Flows
13. The Language-Culture Nexus
14. Language and Culture:A Multidimensional Relationship
References
Index

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