Editor: Joshua A. Fishman, New York University
Editor: Tope Omoniyi, Roehampton University
Hardback: ISBN: 9027227101 Pages: 347 Price: Europe EURO 120.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027227101 Pages: 347 Price: U.S. $ 144.00
The studies and debates contained in this volume revisit those themes that both of the contributory disciplines of Sociology of Language and Religion have common interest in. The contributing authors explore new methodologies and paradigms of analysis that they deem appropriate for this interesting and complex interface in an attempt to demonstrate how the shared interests of these disciplines impact social practices in various communities around the world.
The ultimate objective of the discussions is to fashion tools for creating a body of new knowledge that supports the emergence of a better society. Towards this end, the authors have harnessed resources from varied geographical, cultural, linguistic and religious constituencies without compromising analytical depth. In the process, they have opened up new areas of sociolinguistic inquiry. The volume is thus presented as a highly useful reference resource both for undergraduate and postgraduate scholarship.
Table of contents
1. Introduction Tope Omoniyi, Joshua A. Fishman and Bernard Spolsky 1-9 Part 1: Effects of religion on language 2. A decalogue of basic theoretical perspectives for a sociology of language and religion Joshua A. Fishman 13-25 3. Language and world order in Bahá'í perspective: A new paradigm revealed Gregory Paul P. Meyjes 26-41 4. Religion and traditional beliefs in West African English: A linguistic analysis Hans-Georg Wolf 42-59 5. Eastern-Christian tradition and the Georgian language Tinatin Bolkvadze 60-67 6. Alcoholism and authority: The secularization of religious vernaculars Kevin McCarron 68-78 7. The role of religion in the language choice and identity among Lithuanian immigrants in Scotland Jurgita Dzialtuvaite 79-85 8. Religion, social history, and language maintenance: African languages in post-apartheid South Africa Nkonko M. Kamwangamalu 86-96 9. Creating God in our own image: The attributes of God in the Yoruba socio-cultural environment L. Oladipo Salami 97-118 Part 2: The mutuality of language and religion 10. Societal multilingualism and multifaithism: A sociology of language and religion perspective Tope Omoniyi 121-140 11. Ideology, authority, and language choice: Language of religion in South Asia Rajeshwari V. Pandharipande 141-164 12. The shifting role of languages in Lebanese Christian and Muslim identities John E. Joseph 165-179 13. Language and religion in Bethlehem: A socio-historical linguistic perspective Muhammad Hasan Amara 180-196 14. The role of language in some ethnic churches in Melbourne Anya Woods 197-212 15. Language use and religious practice: The case of Singapore Phyllis Ghim Lian Chew 213-234 Part 3 : Effects of language on religion 16. 'Etymythological othering' and the power of 'lexical engineering' in Judaism, Islam and Christianity: A socio-philo(sopho)logical perspective Ghil'ad Zuckermann 237-258 17. Language, culture, science and the sacred: Issues and concerns in curriculum development for indigenous Americans Roberto Luis Carrasco and Florencia Riegelhaupt 259-277 18. Prayers as an integrative factor in Jewish religious discourse communities Piotr P. Chruszczewski 278-290 19. Maligned and misunderstood: Marginal movements and UK law Annabelle Mooney 291-305 Part 4: Language and religion on literacy 20. The role of liturgical literacy in UK Muslim communities Andrey Rosowsky 309-324 21. The Shamanic book: Diversity, language and writing in an indigenous community in Brazil Lynn Mario T. Menezes de Souza 325-337 22. Epilogue Tope Omoniyi 338-341 Index 343-347
Language & Culture