Korangy and Sharifian’s groundbreaking book offers the first in-depth study into cultural linguistics for the Persian language. The book highlights a multitude of angles through which the intricacies of Persian and its many dialects and accents, wherever spoken, can be examined. Linguistics with cultural studies as its backdrop is not a new phenomenon; however, with this text we are afforded an insight into the complex relationship that exists between human cognizance and human expression in this ancient civilization. This study helps develop an innovative understanding of history, intent, and meaning as understood by a culture and by a people, in this case the Persian-speaking folk of Iran. The chapters are insightful resources for analyzing and augmenting our knowledge of linguistics under the rubric of Persian culture but also for proposing and foregrounding new ideas in this field of study.

chapter |5 pages


ByAlireza Korangy, Farzad Sharifian

chapter 1|19 pages

A cultural linguistic survey of nuances in translation

ByPouneh Shabani-Jadidi

chapter 3|17 pages

Ta’ārof – the key to Iranian social behavior

ByWilliam O. Beeman

chapter 4|21 pages

Inflectional morphemes in Persian address terms

A sociolinguistic analysis
ByHooman Saeli

chapter 5|26 pages

Compliment response strategies used by Iranian Persian speakers

New patterns and new cultural schema
ByZohreh R. Eslami, Ali Derakhshan

chapter 6|19 pages

Violence in Persian

ByMohammad Rasekh-Mahand, Rahele Izadifar, Mojtaba Alizadeh-Sahraie

chapter 7|14 pages

Conceptualizations of sadness in Persian

ByMehri Bagheri

chapter 8|13 pages

Cultural conceptualizations of animal expressions in Persian

ByVahede Nosrati

chapter 9|14 pages

Cultural conceptualizations of sharm 1 (shame) in Persian

BySara Ghazi

chapter 10|12 pages

Not-being in the presence of being

Conceptualizations of death in Rumi’s Mathnavi
BySepideh Hozhabrossadat

chapter 11|30 pages

Cultural conceptualizations of compliments in Persian

ByZahra Abolhassani-Chimeh