LINGUIST List 32.2412

Sat Jul 17 2021

Books: Analysing Religious Discourse: Pihlaja (ed.)

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Date: 17-Jul-2021
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Subject: Analysing Religious Discourse: Pihlaja (ed.)
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Title: Analysing Religious Discourse
Published: 2021
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Editor: Stephen Pihlaja
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108836135 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 110.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108836135 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 85.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108836135 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.20

Language plays a key role in religion, framing how people describe spiritual experience and giving structure to religious beliefs and practices. Bringing together work from a team of world-renowned scholars, this volume introduces contemporary research on religious discourse from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives. It introduces methods for analysis of a range of different kinds of text and talk, including institutional discourse within organised religions, discourse around spirituality and spiritual experience within religious communities, media discourse about the role of religion and spirituality in society, translations of sacred texts, political discourse, and ritual language. Engaging and easy-to-read, it is accessible to researchers across linguistics, religious studies, and other related disciplines. A comprehensive introduction to all the major research approaches to religious language, it will become a key resource in the emerging inter-disciplinary field of language and religion.

1. Analysing religion discourse: introduction Stephen Pihlaja; 2. Interaction Shawn Warner; 3. Ethnography Vally Lytra; 4. Narrative Zayneb E. S. Al-Bundawi; 5. Multimodality Sarah Turner; 6. Rhetoric Beau Pihlaja; 7. Translation Philip Wilson; 8. Institutions Kate Power; 9. Media Stephen Pihlaja; 10. Community Andrey Rosowsky; 11. Education Xin Gao and Juliet Thondhlana; 12. Inter-religious dialogue Alain Wolf; 13. Rituals Wei-lun Lu and Svitlana Shurma; 14. Metaphor Aletta G. Dorst; 15. Emotion Francesco De Toni; 16. Identity Helen Ringrow; 17. Cognition Peter Richardson; 18. Sacred texts Karolien Vermeulen; 19. Ecology Mariana Roccia; 20. Conclusion David Crystal.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Written In: English (eng)

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