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Linguaculture (or languaculture) is a concept that focuses on culture in language or the cultural dimensions of language. It has been developed to contribute to a more differentiated conceptual frame in the interface between studies of language and studies of culture.

Development of the Concept of Linguaculture

The American linguistic anthropologist Paul Friedrich introduced the concept linguaculture in an article in 1989, in which he argues that the many sounds and meanings of what we conventionally call “language” and “culture” constitute a single universe of its own kind. He stresses that the concept of linguaculture does not encompass all of culture but only the verbal aspects of culture, and he argues that this terminological innovation can help us gain a clearer understanding of what aspects of ...

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