Improving Communication with Aboriginal English Speakers: A Study of cultural conceptualisations in Aboriginal English

  • Sharifian Jazi, Farzad (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The proposed study will explore cultural conceptualisations in Aboriginal English. Often unfamiliarity with Aboriginal cultural conceptualisations on the part of non-Aboriginal people leads to miscommunication, disadvantaging Aboriginal speakers, especially in institutional contexts (e.g. schoolrooms, courtrooms, Centrelink offices). The aim of this study is to alleviate such problems - and significantly advance Aboriginal English research - by exploring culturally constructed conceptualisations, in particularly cultural-conceptual metaphor, underlying the use of Aboriginal English, using the the analytical tools of Cultural Linguistics. The study will also make a significant contribution to the development of Cultural Linguistics.
Effective start/end date6/02/141/10/19


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD159,500.00
  • Cultural linguistics

    Sharifian, F., 2015, The Routledge Handbook of Language and Culture. Sharifian, F. (ed.). 1st ed. Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 473-492 20 p.

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

  • Home dialect at school: The case of Australian Aboriginal English-speaking students

    Sharifian, F., 2015, Multilingualism and Language in Education: Sociolinguistic and Pedagogical Perspectives from Commonwealth Countries. Yiakoumetti, A. (ed.). Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, p. 103 - 117 15 p. (The Cambridge Education Research Series).

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

  • Advances in cultural linguistics

    Sharifian, F., 2014, Approaches to Language, Culture, and Cognition: The Intersection of Cognitive Linguistics and Linguistic Anthropology. Yamaguchi, M., Tay, D. & Blount, B. (eds.). New York NY USA: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 99 - 123 25 p.

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

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    7 Citations (Scopus)