Cultural linguistics and intercultural discourse. This project will develop a theoretical framework for the study of intercultural communication by drawing on the theory of cultural linguistics. Cultural linguistics is a recent sub-field of linguistics which has so far been applied to the study of mono-cultural, monolinguistic data. This study will bring the theory to examine discourse in a significant muli-cultural setting such as Australia. In particular, it will shed light on the nature of miscommunication between people of different cultural backgrounds, which has often led to serious damage to human relationships. This will be achieved by explicating the culturally-constructed conceptualizations that people bring to their intercultural discourse.
|Acronym||ARC Discovery Project (Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship)|
|Effective start/end date||1/06/03 → 31/12/05|