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LINGUIST List 17.2637

Sat Sep 16 2006

Books: Sociolinguistics: Omoniyi, Fishman (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Explorations in the Sociology of Language and Religion: Omoniyi, Fishman (Eds)

Message 1: Explorations in the Sociology of Language and Religion: Omoniyi, Fishman (Eds)
Date: 13-Sep-2006
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Explorations in the Sociology of Language and Religion: Omoniyi, Fishman (Eds)

Title: Explorations in the Sociology of Language and Religion
Series Title: Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 20
Published: 2006
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=DAPSAC%2020

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
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
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
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

Linguistic Field(s): Language & Culture

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            Hebrew (heb)

Written In: English (eng )

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