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Sat Dec 22 2001

Confs: Sociology of Language and Religion

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  1. Babatunde Omoniyi, The Sociology of Language and Religion Colloquium - June 20-22, 2002

Message 1: The Sociology of Language and Religion Colloquium - June 20-22, 2002

Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 02:51:18 -0000
From: Babatunde Omoniyi <skymanbtinternet.com>
Subject: The Sociology of Language and Religion Colloquium - June 20-22, 2002

COLLOQUIUM ANNOUNCEMENT
The complex interface between the Sociology of Language and Religion 
will be the theme of a colloquium scheduled to hold at the University of 
Surrey Roehampton in London from June 20 to 22, 2002.

Such a colloquium has become necessary in the light of the debates 
surrounding issues of ideology and identity triggered by language and 
religion in different parts of the world in recent times. The various 
discourses that have emerged around the aeroblasting of the World Trade 
Centre and The Pentagon in New York and Washington DC respectively give 
sanction to these discussions. We recognise this to be an 
interdisciplinary project, and therefore expect that the theoretical and 
methodological arguments which will drive the discussions will be 
diverse.

Twenty-four scholars drawn from around the world will lead these 
discussions which cover several faiths (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, 
Bahai, Hinduism, Buddhism and African Traditional Religions among 
others) and languages. The lead discussants include eminent names like 
Joshua Fishman (Stanford/Yeshiva), John Joseph (Edinburgh), Yasir 
Suleiman (Edinburgh), Rajeshwari Pandariphande (Urbana), Muhammad Amara 
(Bar-Ilan), Phyllis Chew (NIE Singapore), Hans-georg Wolf (Humboldt), 
Efurosibina Adegbija (Ilorin), Anya Woods (Monash), and Nkonko 
Kamwangamalu (Natal).

Registration details for this colloquium will be posted shortly on the 
University of Surrey Roehampton website. In the meantime, interested 
colleagues may contact me directly at t.omoniyiroehampton.ac.uk.

OR at:

'tope Omoniyi (Ph.D.)
School of English & Modern Languages
University of Surrey Roehampton
Roehampton Lane
London SW15 5PH
Tel. 44-(0)208-392-3416
Fax. 44-(0)208-392-3146
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