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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Gender and the Language Religion
Edited By: Allyson Jule
Description:

This book contributes to an understanding of the complex relationship of
gender and language alongside religion and religious life as experienced by
various religious groups around the world. The intention is to put forward
current studies in the field of linguistics and explore how gender and
various religions intersect with language use. The universal and diverse
experience of religion provides for this unique collection of papers
concerning the use of language in religious liturgy, in religious
communities, and in interaction with identity. As such, the book will
attract students and researchers in discourse, gender studies and religious
studies.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1403948623
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Pages: 296
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