Sport, language, and culture: Issues and intersections

Lindsey Mean, Kelby K. Halone

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This article introduces a special issue on sport, language, and culture.We briefly outline the individual, social, and cultural significance of sport, asserting it as an important site for scholarly theory and research. But sport is a dynamic site that occurs across multiple levels (individuals, teams, organizations, locales, cultures, and nations). We argue that language, representations, and other discursive practices are pivotal for the construction and enactment of sport across these multiple levels. Of the many interconnections and intersections of sport, language, and culture, we further contend that identities and media are crucial; and it is these that provide a resonating link between the articles that comprise the special issue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-260
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Language and Social Psychology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2010


  • Culture
  • Identities
  • Language
  • Media
  • Representation
  • Sport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Linguistics and Language


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