Reconsidering the Notion of Culture in Connection to Language Studies

Bikhtiyar Omar Fattah

Abstract


The notion of culture is a very problematic issue. There is no consensus among the scholars, researchers and even the normal people concerning the definition and the scope of culture, because the significance of cultural observance is associated with the value that is given to it by its members. Therefore, all these diversities should be observed while conducting any studies that show the impact of culture on language use. This study aims at reconsidering the notion of culture, determining its elements, identifying its scope, clarifying how it works in association with language studies, and recommending the most appropriate methodology for examining the impact of culture on interactions.    


Keywords


Culture, Community of practice, Discursive approach, Context, Authentic interactions.

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