Professor Farzad Sharifian

 

 Email:   Farzad.Sharifian@monash.edu



Positions 

Chair in Cultural Linguistics


Director: Language and Society Centre (LASC) 


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


Series Editor: Cultural Linguistics (Springer)


Editor: (with Prof. Ning Yu) of Cognitive Linguistic Studies in Cultural Contexts, book series, John Benjamins [flyer].


Associate Dean (Graduate Research), Faculty of Arts, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia



Professor Farzad Sharifian holds the Chair in Cultural Linguistics at Monash University. He has made significant contributions to the development of Cultural Linguistics, as an interdisciplinary research area. 

He has developed a theoretical and an analytical framework of cultural cognition, cultural conceptualisations and language, which draws on and expands the analytical tools and theoretical advancements in a number of disciplines, including cognitive psychology/science, anthropology, distributed cognition, and complexity science. The theoretical and the analytical frameworks and their applications in the areas of intercultural communication, intercultural/cross-cultural pragmatics, Teaching English as an International Language (TEIL), World Englishes, and political discourse analysis are the subject of Prof Sharifian’s books entitled Cultural conceptualisations and Language (John Benjamins, 2011)  [read the reviews of the book]. and Cultural Linguistics (2017-in press, John Benjamins). [pre-published version]

Professor Sharifian is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Language and Culture (IJoLC) [John Benjamins] and the Series Editor of Cultural Linguistics book series [Springer]

Professor Sharifian 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 was a Post-Doctoral Fellow of the Australian Research Council at the University of Western Australia before joining Monash University in 2005. He has also been awarded the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. He is a past President (2014-2016) of Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA).



Academic Awards, Honours, and Fellowships

2014-2016  President: Applied Linguistics Association of Australia
2013 Supervisor of the Year (Dean’s Award for Excellence in Higher Degree by Research Supervision), Faculty of Arts, Monash University.

2014 Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (for Experienced Researchers), Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. 

2013-2015 Board of Directors, International Association for World Englishes (IAWE) 

2008 Award for Excellence in Research by Early Career Researcher of the Year, Faculty of Arts, Monash University
2008 Dean's Commendation of Excellent in Teaching, Faculty of Arts, Monash University. [certificate]

2007 Award for Excellence in Early Career Research, Faculty of Arts, Monash University [special commendation]

2003 Australian Post-Doctoral Fellowship (APD), awarded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) 
2003 The University Research Medal, Edith Cowan University.[citation]
2003 Early Career Award (Medal), Western Australian Institute for Educational Research 
2003 Dean's Prize for Outstanding Research, Edith Cowan University 
2002 Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Supervision, PGA, Edith Cowan University 
2001 Award for Excellence in Research Leadership, PGA, Edith Cowan University 
2000 Edith Cowan University Excellence Award 

Australian Research Council (ARC) Grants

Sharifian, F. (2014-2016). Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant.

Project title: Improving Communication with Aboriginal English Speakers: A Study of cultural conceptualisations in Aboriginal English. ($151,000)

 

Burridge, K., Sharifian, F., Allan, K, Benczes, R. (2014-2016). Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant. ($170,000)

Project title: The Cultural Model of Ageing: The Australian Conceptualisation of the Third Age.

 

Sharifian, F. (2008-2010). Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant. ($141,000)

Project title: Aboriginal-English speaking students's (mis)understanding of school literacy materials in Australian English.

 

Sharifian, F. (2003-2006). Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant and Australian Post-Doctoral Fellow (APD). ($255,000)

Project title: Cultural linguistics and intercultural communication.

 


Employment history

2015-                    Professor and Chair in Cultural Linguistics

2011-2015            Professor, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Monash University

2009-2011            Associate Professor, School of Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics. Monash University

2007-2009            Senior Lecturer, School of Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics. Monash University

2005-2007            Lecturer, School of Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics. Monash University, Australia.

2003-2005            Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow (APD), University of Western Australia


Selection of Publications

Books 


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Sharifian, F. (2017) Cultural Linguistics. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. [pre-published version]

Sharifian, F. (ed.) (2017). Advances in Cultural Linguistics. London/New York/Singapore: Springer [pre-published version]

Sharifian, F. (ed.) (2015). The Routledge Handbook of Language and CultureNew York/London: Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group). [sample pages]

Sharifian, F. &  Jamarani, M (eds.) (2013). Language and Intercultural Communication in the New Era. New York/London: Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group).

Sharifian, F. (2011). Cultural Conceptualisations and Language: Theoretical Framework and ApplicationsAmsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. [download flyer]  [read the reviews of the book].

a review of the book

Sharifian, F. (ed.) (2009). English as as an International Language: Perspectives and pedagogical issues. Bristol, UK:  Multilingual Matters.   [link to google books] 

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 De Gruyter. 

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]

Journal Issue edited

Sharifian, F. & McKay, Sandra L. (2013). Globalization, localization, and Language Use/Learning. Multilingual Education. 3 (3) Special issue    

Sharifian, F. & Musgrave, S. (Eds.) (2013). Migration and multilingualism: Focus on Melbourne (In memory of Michael Clyne). Special Issue. International Journal of Multilingualism

Sharifian, F., & Clyne, M. (Eds.) (2008). International Forum on English as an International Language. Special Issue. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics.  31 (3).  

Editorial

Sharifian, F. (2014). International Journal of Language and Culture. International Journal of Language and Culture, 1(1). 1-3. [full-text]

Encyclopaedia entries


Sharifian, F. (in press). English as an International Language. In Kim, Young Y (ed.) International Encyclopaedia of Intercultural Communication. London: Wiley-Blackwell.

Sharifian, F. (in press). Glocalization of English. In TESOL Encyclopaedia of English Language Teaching. London: Wiley-Blackwell.

Sharifian, F. & Xu, Z. (in press). Nativized varieties. In TESOL Encyclopaedia of English Language Teaching. London: Wiley-Blackwell.

Sharifian, F. (in press). Metacultural competence in ELT. In TESOL Encyclopaedia of English Language Teaching. London: Wiley-Blackwell.

Sharifian, F. (forthcoming) Language. In M. Vellinga (ed.) Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World, 2nd ed. (Bloomsbury: 2018)

Sharifian, F. (2015). World Englishes.  In Bennette, J. M (ed.) The Sage Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence. London: Sage Publications.

Sharifian, F. (2015). English as a Lingua Franca. In Bennette, J. M (ed.) The Sage Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence. London: Sage.

Sharifian, F. (2012). Cultural linguistics. In C. A. Chapelle (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. London: Wiley-Blackwell.
                                                                                                      

Journal articles

Sharifian, F. (2017). Cultural Linguistics and linguistic relativity. Language Sciences. 59, 83-92.  [pre-published version]


Xu, Z. & Sharifian, F. (2017). Unpacking Cultural Conceptualisations in Chinese English. Asia-Pacific Journal of Communication27(1), 65-84. 

Babai, H. & Sharifian, F. (2016)The refusal speech act in a cross-cultural perspective: A study of Iranian English-language learners and Anglo-Australian speakers. Language & Communication. 47, 75-88.

Sharifian, F. & Jamarani, M. (2015). Conceptualisations of damâ ‘temperature’ in Persian:  A Cultural Linguistic Study. Cognitive Linguistic Studies. 2(2), 239-256.

Sharifian, F. (2015). Cultural Linguistics and World Englishes. World Englishes34(4)-515-532.

Sharifian, F. (2013). Globalisation and developing meta-cultural competence in learning English as an International Language. Multilingual Educationdownload

Sharifian, F. & Musgrave, S. (2013). Migration and multilingualism: Focus onMelbourneInternational Journal of Multilingualism. 10(4), 1-12.

Babai, H. & Sharifian, F. (2013). Refusal strategies in L1 and L2:  A study of Persian-speaking learners of English. Multilingua. 32(6), 801-836.

Sharifian. F. & Jamarani, M. (2011). Cultural schemas in intercultural communication: A study of Persian cultural schema of sharmandegi ‘being ashamed’.
Intercultural Pragmatics. 8(2), 227-251.

Sharifian, F. (2010). Cultural conceptualizations in intercultural communication: a study of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. Journal of Pragmatics, 42, 3367-3376. [download prepublished version]

Sharifian, F. (2009). Figurative language in international political discourse: The case of Iran. Journal of Language and Politics. 8(3), 416–432.

Sharifian, F. & Clyne, M. (2008) English as an International Language: Synthesis. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics. 31(3), pp. 36.1–36.19. [download the paper]

Clyne, Michael & Sharifian, Farzad (2008) English as an International Language: Challenges and possibilities. Position paper for an international forum. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics. 31(3), pp. 28.1–28.16. [download the paper]

Sharifian, F. (2008). Aboriginal English in the classroom: An asset or a liability? Language Awareness. 17(2), 131-138.

Sharifian, F. (2008). Cultural schemas in L1 and L2 compliment responses: A study of Persian-speaking learners of English. Journal of Politeness Research. 4(1), 55-80. [Abstract]

Sharifian, F. (2007). Politics and/of translation: Case studies between English and Persian. Journal of Intercultural Studies. 28(4), 413-424.

Sharifian, F. & Lotfi, A. R. (2007). "When stones falls": A conceptual-functional account of subject-verb agreement in Modern Persian. Language Sciences. 29(6), 787-803.

Sharifian, F. (2006). A cultural-conceptual approach and world Englishes: The case of Aboriginal English. World Englishes. 25(1), 11-22. [abstract]

Sharifian, F. (2005). The Persian cultural schema of shekasteh-nafsi: A study of complement responses in Persian and Anglo-Australian speakers. Pragmatics & Cognition.13(2), 337-361.

Malcolm, G. I. & Sharifian, F. (2005). Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue: Australian Aboriginal students' schematic repertoire. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. 26(6), 512-532. (Abstract)

Sharifian, F. (2005). Cultural conceptualisations in English words: A study of Aboriginal children in Perth . Language and Education. 19(1), 74-88. [Abstract]

Sharifian, F., Rochecouste, J, & Malcolm, I. G. (2004). "It was all a bit confusing ...": Comprehending Aboriginal English texts. Language, Culture, and Curriculum. 17(3), 203-228. [abstract]

Sharifian, F. & Malcolm, I. G. (2003). The use of pragmatic marker like in English teen talk: Australian Aboriginal usage. Pragmatics & Cognition 11 (2), 327-344. [Abstract]

Sharifian, F. & Lotfi, A. R. (2003). Rices and waters: The Mass/count distinction in Modern Persian. Anthropological Linguistics, 45(2), 226-244. [Abstract]

Sharifian, F. (2003). On cultural conceptualisations. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 3(3), 187-207.[Abstract]

Sharifian, F. (2002). Processing hyponymy in L1 and L2. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 31(4), 421-436. [Abstract]

Malcolm, I. G. & Sharifian, F. (2002). Aspects of Aboriginal English oral discourse: An application of cultural schema theory. Discourse Studies, 4(2), 169-181. [Abstract]

Sharifian, F. (2002). Memory Enhancement in Language Pedagogy: Implications from Cognitive Research. TESL-EJ, 6(2), A2. Available at http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/l.

Sharifian, F. (2001). Schema-based processing in Australian speakers of Aboriginal English. Language and Intercultural Communication,1(2), 120-134. [Abstract] 

Articles with former/current PhD candidates


Sadeghpour, M. & Sharifian, F. (in press). English language teachers’ perceptions of world Englishes: The elephants in the room. Asian Englishes.

Dinh, T. & Sharifian, F. (2017). The Vietnamese cultural conceptualisations of Lunar New Year. Asian Englishes. 19(1), 1-12.

Babai, H. & Sharifian, F. (2016)The refusal speech act in a cross-cultural perspective: A study of Iranian English-language learners and Anglo-Australian speakers. Language & Communication47, 75-88.

Babai, H. & Sharifian, F. (2013). Refusal strategies in L1 and L2:  A study of Persian-speaking learners of English. Multilingua. 32(6): 801–836.

Articles in special journal sections

Sharifian, F. (2011). "They felt sorry about our Sorry": Indigenising English by Aboriginal Australians. Asian Englishes, 14(1). 70-73. [section of Asian Englishes at Large].  

In memoriam articles

Sharifian, F. & Sussex, R. (2010) Michael George Clyne (1939-2010): Scholar and champion of languages. Current Issues in Language Planning, 11(4), 371-377.

Sharifian, F. (2010). Michael Clyne (1939-2010). Journal of Mulitlingual and Multicultural Development, 31(6), 513. (Routledge: Taylor and Francis)


Book chapters

Sharifian, F. (in press). Learning intercultural competence. In Burns, A. and Richards, J. (eds.) The Cambridge Guide to Learning English as a Second Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Sharifian, F. and Tayebi, T. (2017). Cultural Linguistics and perceptions of impoliteness. In F. Sharifian (ed). Advances in Cultural linguistics. New York/London/Singapore: Springer. 

Sharifian, F. (2017). Cultural Linguistics: The state of the art. In F. Sharifian (ed). Advances in Cultural linguistics. New York/London/Singapore: Springer. 

Benczes, R., Burridge, K., Sharifian, F. & Allan, K. (2017) Ageing and Cultural Linguistics: What naming practices can reveal about underlying cultural conceptualisations.n F. Sharifian (ed). Advances in Cultural linguistics. New York/London/Singapore: Springer. 

Xu, Z. & Sharifian, F. (2017). Cultural conceptualisations in Chinese English. In Xu, Zhichang., He, Deyuan. & Deterding, David. (eds). Researching Chinese English: State of the Art. New York/Singapore: Springer. 

Sharifian, F. (2017). Cultural pragmatic schemas, pragmemes, and practs: A Cultural Linguistics Perspective. In  Keith Allan, Alessandro Capone, and Istvan Kecskes (eds.), Pragmemes and theories of language use (In honour of Jacob L. Mey). New York: Springer.

Sharifian, F. (2015) Home dialect at school: The case of Australian Aboriginal English speaking students. In A. Yiakoumetti (ed.) Multilingualism and Language in Education: Current Sociolinguistic and Pedagogical Perspectives from Commonwealth Countries.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Sharifian, F. (2015). Cultural Linguistics: In F. Sharifian (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Language and Culture. New York/London: Routledge. 

Sharifian, F. (2015). Language and Culture: Overview. In F. Sharifian (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Language and Culture. New York/London: Routledge. 

Sharifian, F. (2014). Teaching English as an International Language: A multilingual perspective. In J. Hajek  and Y. Slaughter, Challenging the Monolingual MindsetBristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.

Sharifian, F. (2014). Cultural schemas as common ground. In K. Burridge and R. Benczes (eds.) Wrestling with Words and Meanings. Clayton: Monash University Publishing.

Sharifian, F. (2014). Teaching English as an International Language in Multicultural Contexts: Focus on Australia. In R. Marlina and R. Giri (eds.) The Pedagogy of English as an International Language. New York: Springer.


Sharifian, F. (2014). Advances in Cultural Linguistics. In M. Yamaguchi, D. Tay, B. Blount (eds.). Approaches to Language, Culture, and Cognition:  The Intersection of Cognitive Linguistics and Linguistic Anthropology. London: Palgrave McMillan


Sharifian, F. (2014). Conceptual metaphor in intercultural communication between speakers of Aboriginal English and Australian English. In A. Mussolff, & F. MacArthur (eds.) Metaphor and Intercultural Communication.  London: Bloomsbury Publishing.


Sharifian. F. and Jamarani, M. (2013) Cultural conceptualizations and translating political discourse. In Rojo, A. and Ibarretxe-Antuñano, I. (Eds.), Cognitive Linguistics and Translation: Advances in Some Theoretical Models and ApplicationsAmsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Sharifian, F. (2013). Conceptualisations of ruh 'spirit/soul'; and jesm 'body'; in Persian: A Sufi perspective. In R. Caballero, & Diaz Vera, J. (Eds.) Sensuous Cognition: Explorations into human sentience –imagination, (e)motion and perception. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

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.

Sharifian, F. & Jamarani. M. (2013). Language and Intercultural Communication: From the Old Era to the New One. In F. Sharifian & M. Jamarani (eds.) Language and Intercultural Communication in the New Era. Oxford: Routledge/Taylor and Francis

Sharifian, F. & Marlina, R. (2012) English as an International Language (EIL): An innovative academic program. In. A. Matsuda, (ed). Principles and Practices of Teaching English as an International Language, Bristol: Multilingual Matters. 


Sharifian, F. (2012). World Englishes, intercultural communication, and requisite competencies. In J. Jackson, (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication. New York/London: Routledge.

Sharifian, F. (2011). Conceptualisations of cheshm ‘eye’ in Persian. In Maalej, Z. and N. Yu (eds.) Embodiment via Body Parts: Studies from Various Languages and Cultures. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Sharifian, F. (2010). Semantic and pragmatic conceptualisations in an emerging variety: Persian English. In A. Kirckpatrick (ed.) Routledge Handbook of World Englishes. New York/London: Routledge.

Sharifian, F. (2010). Glocalization of English in World Englishes: An emerging variety among Persian speakers of English. In T Omoniyi & Mukul Saxena (eds.) Contending with globalisation in World Englishes. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.

Sharifian, F. (2009). English as an International Language: An overview. In F. Sharifian (ed.) English as an International Language: Perspectives and pedagogical issues. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.

Sharifian, F. (2009). Cultural conceptualisations in English as an International Language. In F. Sharifian (ed.) English as an International Language: Perspectives and pedagogical issues. Bristol, UK : Multilingual Matters.

Sharifian, F. (2009). On collective cognition and language. In H. Pishwa (ed.) Language and social cognition: Expression of social mind. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter. [download current version]

Sharifian, F. (2008). Cultural model of Home in Aboriginal children's English. In G. Kristiansen. & R. Divern (eds.), Cognitive Sociolinguistics. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

Sharifian, F. (2008) Conceptualizations of del 'heart-stomach' in Persian. In F. Sharifian, R. Dirven, N. Yu, & S. Niemeier (eds.), Body, Culture, and Language: Conceptualisations of internal body organs across languages and cultures (247-265). Berlin/New York: Mouton De Gruyter. [download pre-published version]

Sharifian, F., Dirven, R., Yu, N. & Niemeier, S. (2008). Culture and Language: Looking for the Mind inside the Body. In F. Sharifian, R. Dirven, N. Yu, & S. Niemeier (eds.), Body, Culture, and Language: Conceptualisations of internal body organs across languages and cultures (3-23). Berlin/New York: Mouton De Gruyter.

Sharifian, F. (2008). Distributed, emergent cultural cognition, conceptualisation, and language. In R. M. Frank, R. Dirven, T. Ziemke, & E. Bernandez (eds.) Body, Language, and Mind (Vol. 2): Sociocultural Situatedness. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter (109-136). [download pre-published version]

Sharifian, F. (2007). L1 cultural conceptualisations in L2 learning. In F. Sharifian, & G. B. Palmer (eds.) Applied cultural linguistics: Implications for second language learning and intercultural communication. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Palmer, G. B. & Sharifian, F. (2007) Applied cultural linguistics: An emerging paradigm. In F. Sharifian & G. B. Palmer (eds.) Applied cultural linguistics: Implications for second language learning and intercultural communication. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Sharifian, F. (2007). Aboriginal Language Habitat and cultural continuity. In G. Leitner & I. G. Malcolm, The Habitat of Australia's Aboriginal Languages. Berlin/New York: Mouton De Gruyter.

Malcolm, I. G. & Sharifian. F. (2007). Multiwords in Aboriginal English. In P. Skandera (Ed.), Phraseology and Culture in English. Berlin/New York: Mouton De Gruyter.

Sharifian, F. (2004). Cultural schemas and intercultural communication: A study of Persian. In J. Leigh & E. Loo. Outer limits: A reader in communication across cultures (pp. 119-130). Melbourne: Language Australia.  

Sharifian, F. (2002). Chaos in Aboriginal English discourse. In A. Kirkpatrick (Ed.) Englishes in Asia: Communication, identity, power and education
(pp. 125-141), Melbourne: Language Australia. 


Published Research Report

Sharifian, F. Rochecouste, J. Malcolm, I. G. Konigsberg, P. Collard, G. (2004). Improving understanding of Aboriginal literacy: Factors in text comprehension. Department of Education and Training: Western Australia . ISBN [0730740919] 


Recent and upcoming Keynote and Plenary Presentations

Sharifian, F. (Nov-2016) From communicative competence to meta-cultural competence. Keynote/featured lecture for the TESOL Kuwait Third International Conference, 2016. Watch online

Sharifian, F. (Sep-2016) Glocalization of English: A Cultural Linguistics Perspective. Keynote for the 4th International Conference on Linguistics, Literature and Culture (ICLLIC 2016), Universiti Sains Malaysia (University of Science, Malaysia). 

Sharifian, F. (2016-July) Cultural Linguistics and linguistic relativity. Opening Keynote for the First International Conference on Cultural Linguistics. Prato, Tuscany, Italy. [watch online]

Sharifian, F. (2016-July) Metaphor variation across World Englishes: A Cultural Linguistics Perspective. Keynote for 2nd Workshop on Metaphor Variation in Englishes around the World.7-8 July 2016, University of Potsdam (Germany).

Sharifian, F. (2016-June). Cultural Linguistics and (im)politeness. A Keynote for the Conference on the Frontiers of Politeness and Impoliteness. University Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, Sorbonne Paris Cité, France.

Sharifian, F. (2015-Sep) Applied Cultural Linguistics. Keynote for the Applied Linguistics Association of Korea (ALAK) 2015 International Conference. Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea.

Sharifian, F. (2015-August) Cultural Linguistics and Its Applications. Keynote for the International Conference on Language, Innovation, Culture, and Education. Bali, Indonesia.

Sharifian, F. (2015). Cultural Linguistics and Pragmatics. Keynote address presented at the Third International Conference on Language, Discourse and Pragmatics, Ahvaz – Iran. Watch the keynote online.

Sharifian, F. (2014) Cultural Linguistics. Keynote address presented at the International Conference on Language, Culture, and Mind VI. Lublin, Poland.

Sharifian, F. (2013). The paradigm of English as an International Language: The state of the art. International Conference on Current Trends in ELT, Oroumieh, Iran  Watch online 

Sharifian, F. (2013). Globalisation and developing metacultural competence in learning English as an International Language. Keynote presented
at The Institute of Language, Art and Culture (ILAC) 2013 International Conference. Bangkok, Thailand.


Sharifian, F. (2011). Cultural Linguistics and World Englishes. Plenary speech presented at the Annual Conference of the International Association of World Englishes (IAWE), Melbourne.

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An interview with ABC Radio National in 2008.