A LASC seminar in memory of Prof. Tope Omoniyi (Sky)

Language, religion, and spirituality – a symposium in memory of ‘Tope (Sky) Omoniyi

20th October, Monash University, Clayton Campus

Call for papers deadline 15th September

Notification of acceptance 22nd September

 In 2017 sociolinguistics lost a preeminent scholar and dear friend to many of us in Professor ‘Tope (Sky) Omoniyi. This one day symposium will reflect on Sky’s impressive legacy to the field of language and religion, as well as providing an occasion for friends in Australia to mark his passing.
We are calling for papers for this workshop that engage with the topic of the language and religion/ spirituality (broadly conceived) – both those that engage directly with Sky’s work and those that open up news avenues of enquiry. Possible areas of engagement include:
  •  Language and worship
  • Language planning in religious organisations
  • The manifestation of religious beliefs in language (metaphor etc)
  • Language tensions for faiths in the diaspora
  • Faith-based language teaching/ learning
  • Connections between language, faith and secular culture
Papers will be 20 minutes, with 10 minutes for questions.
 Submissions to be sent to  arts-lasc@monash.edu
 For Sky’s memorial webpage see https://www.forevermissed.com/tope-sky-omoniyi/stories#stories



An Interview with Professor Farzad Sharifian

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Key publications in Cultural Linguistics

  1. Sharifian, F. (2017). Cultural Linguistics. Amsterdam/PA: John Benjamins.
  2. Sharifian, F. (2017). Advances in Cultural Linguistics. London/New York/Singapore: Springer.
  3. Sharifian, F. (2011)Cultural Conceptualisations and Language: Theoretical Framework and Applications. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
  4. Sharifian, F. Dirven, R., Yu, N., & Neiemier, S. (eds.) (2008) Culture, Body, and language: Conceptualizations of internal body organs across cultures and languages. Berlin/New York: Mouton DeGruyter.
  5. Sharifian, F. & Palmer, G. B. (eds.) (2007) Applied cultural linguistics: Implications for second language learning and intercultural communication.Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. link to Google books
  6. Yu, Ning (2009). The Chinese HEART in a Cognitive Perspective: Culture, Body, and Language. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

Some recent articles on Cultural Linguistics

  • Sharifian, F. (2014). Advances in Cultural Linguistics. In M. Yamaguchi, D. Tay, B. Blount (eds.)  Towards an Integration of Language, Culture and Cognition: Language in cognitive, historical, and sociocultural contexts. London: Palgrave McMillan.
  • Sharifian, F. (2015). Cultural Linguistics and World EnglishesWorld Englishes.
  • Xu, Zhichang. (2014). A Cultural Linguistics approach to Asian Englishes. Asian Englishes, 16(2), 173-179.
  • Sharifian, F. (2013). Cultural Linguistics and Intercultural Communication. In F. Sharifian & M. Jamarani (eds.) Language and Intercultural Communication in the New Era. Oxford: Routledge/Taylor and Francis.
  • Musolff, Andreas (2015). Metaphor Interpretation and Cultural Linguistics. Language and Semiotic Studies, 1(3), pp. 35-51.
  • Sharifian, F. (2012). Cultural linguistics. In C. A. Chapelle (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. London: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Journals and book series