This book provides a general overview of the culture of Persian-speaking societies as materialized in language. The editors’ main purpose in compiling this book is to highlight how language and culture interchangeably impact one another withing a culture that naturally behooved both. This book centers around the new field of cultural linguistics (hereafter CL), concerned with how people in each society use language to express themselves. The book opens with an introduction by Alireza Korangy and Farzad Sharifian, followed by eleven chapters that address the relationship between language and culture in Persian-speaking societies. Within this book, the authors have strived to uncover the existing associations between cultural cognition and language. Exploring this relationship is contingent upon elucidating the cultural criteria of the society. The editors maintain that the awareness of culture and the people living within that culture contribute to an in-depth understanding of the meanings of expressions that individuals...

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