Professor Farzad Sharifian

 

 Email:   Farzad.Sharifian@monash.edu



Positions 


Director: Language and Society Centre (LASC) (within the Division of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics)


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


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 is a linguist with a multidisciplinary background in cognitive science, anthropology and education. He has made significant contributions to the development of Cultural Linguistics, as an interdisciplinary research area. He has developed a

 theoretical model of cultural conceptualisations and language which draws on and expands the analytical tools and theoretical advancements in several disciplines, including cognitive linguistics, cognitive anthropology, anthropological linguistics, distributed cognition, complexity science, and cognitive psychology. This theoretical model and its applications in the areas of intercultural communication, cross-cultural pragmatics, second language learning, and political discourse analysis are the subject of his monograph entitled Cultural conceptualisations and Language  (John Benjamins, 2011). 

Professor Sharifian is a Director of the International Association of World Englishes. He is the founder of the academic program of English as an International Language within the School of Languages, Literatures Cultures, and Linguistics, Monash University. 


Academic Awards, Honours, and Fellowships

2014   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 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.

 
General Areas of Research and Supervision

 

Cultural LinguisticsEnglish as an International Language, Intercultural Communication, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, World Englishes, Language and Politics, Cognitive Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Psychology of Language.


Employment history

2011-                     Professor, Division of 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. (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]

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).  

                                                                                                          

Journal articles

Sharifian, F. (in press). Cultural Linguistics and World Englishes. World Englishes.

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 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. (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. (2012). Cultural linguistics. In C. A. Chapelle (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. London: Wiley-Blackwell. [pre-published version]

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. (forthcoming). Cultural conceptualizations of “self” in Persian.

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] 



Conference Organisation

Sharifian, F. (2012). Teaching Languages for International/Intercultural Communication. The Fourth Annual Roundtable of Language and Society Center, Monash University

Sharifian, F. (2011). Language Learning in the "Global Economy", The Third Annual Roundtable of Language and Society Center, Monash University, [link] 


Sharifian, F. (2010) Intercultural and plurilingual communication: From the Streets to the Internet. The Second Annual Roundtable of Language and Society Center, Monash University .
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Sharifian, F. (2009). Multilingualism in urban and suburban settings. The Inaugural Roundtable of Language and Society Center, Monash University. Link

Maalej, Z. Sharifian, F. & Yu, N. (2007). Embodiment via Body Parts. A theme session organised for the 10th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. Krakow, Poland.


Sharifian, F., Dirven, R., & Yu, N. (2005). Looking for the mind inside the body: Conceptualizations of 'heart' and other internal body organs across languages and cultures. A theme session organized for the 9th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Yonsei University
, Seoul, Korea.

Sharifian, F., & Palmer, G. (2003). Applied Cultural Linguistics. A theme session organised for the 8th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, University of La Rioja , Spain . July 20-25, 2003. 

 


Recent lecture available on-line

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

Sharifian, F. (2013) Paradigm of English as an International Language: State of the Art. Plenary Speech delivered for the International Conference on Current Trends in ELT. Orumieh, Iran




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An interview with ABC Radio National in 2008.