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Personal profile


Professor Farzad Sharifian holds the Chair in Cultural Linguistics at Monash University.  

He has made significant contributions to the development of Cultural Linguistics as a multidisciplinary area of research. He has received multiple awards for his research, teaching, and postgraduate supervision, including the Edith Cowan University’s Research Medal and the Award for Excellence in Early Career Research of the Year, Faculty of Arts, Monash University (2008). He has widely published in many international journals and edited books. He has been the sole Chief Investigator (CI) on three Australian Research Council Discovery Program (ARC DP) large grants, a co-CI on an ARC DP, and an Australian Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow (ADP) on his own ARC DP. 

Director: Language and Society Centre, Faculty of Arts, Monash University

Editor-in-Chief: International Journal of Language and Culture (John Benjamins Publishing)

Series Editor: Cultural Linguistics (Springer Nature[flyer]

Series Editor: Routledge Advances in Teaching English as an International Language (Routledge)

Series Editor (With Professor Ning Yu): Cognitive Linguistic Studies in Cultural Contexts (John Benjamins)

Recent Awards and Honours

2014-2016 President: Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA)
2013 Supervisor of the Year (Dean’s Award for Excellence in Higher Degree by Research Supervision), Faculty of Arts, Monash University.
2012 Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (for Experienced Researchers), Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany.
2013-2015 Board of Directors, International Association for World Englishes(IAWE)  
A recent interview with Professor Farzad Sharifian


Research interests

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Projects 2003 2019

Research Output 1999 2019

Cross-cultural conceptualizations of ageing in Australia

Huang, H., Sharifian, F., Feldman, S., Yang, H., Radermacher, H. L. & Browning, C., 2018, In : Cognitive Linguistic Studies. 5, 2, p. 261-281 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Nativized varieties

Sharifian, F. & Xu, Z., Jan 2018, The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching. Liontas, J. I. & DelliCarpini, M. (eds.). 1st ed. Hoboken NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Old Age Revolution in Australian English: Rethinking a taboo concept

Benczes, R. A., Burridge, K., Allan, K. & Sharifian, F., 2018, Linguistic Taboo Revisited: Novel Insights from Cognitive Perspectives. Pedraza, A. (ed.). Berlin Germany: Walter de Gruyter, Vol. 61. p. 99-116 17 p. (Cognitive Linguistics Research).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Advances in Cultural Linguistics

Sharifian, F. (ed.), 2017, Springer. 745 p. (Cultural Linguistics)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOther

Activities 2011 2015

  • 2 Submissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries
  • 1 Contribution to conference

21 international association of World Englishes

Marzieh Sadegh Pour (Organiser), Farzad Sharifian (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Board of Directors

Farzad Sharifian (Member)
1 Jan 2013

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

Editor: Cognitive Linguistics Studies in Cultural Contexts book series

Farzad Sharifian (Member)
1 Jan 2011

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

Press / Media

Professor Sharifian's visit to Vietnam

Farzad Sharifian


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities