World first Chair in Cultural Linguistics appointed

Professor Farzad Sharifian

Professor Farzad Sharifian

Professor Farzad Sharifian has recently been appointed as the Chair in Cultural Linguistics at Monash, the first appointment of its kind in the world, establishing Monash’s position as the leading institution in this newly developed field of research.

Cultural Linguistics explores the relationship between language and cultural conceptualisations. This field has important implications for intercultural and cross-cultural communication, an area of commitment and priority for Monash University.

Professor Rae Frances, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, said that she was proud to have the Chair in Cultural Linguistics in her faculty.

“It is very fitting recognition of Professor Sharifian’s impressive and innovative research, drawing together as it does cutting edge concepts from diverse and complementary disciplines to produce new perspectives on the intersection between culture, cognition and language, with wide-ranging implications,” Professor Frances said.

Read more of the article ‘World first at Monash: Chair in Cultural Linguistics appointed to Farzad Sharifian’ at the Faculty of Arts News site.