Language and Religious Identity Women in Discourse

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-06-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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This is a global collection relating applied linguistic research to the complexities of gender and religion.

Author Biography

ALLYSON JULE is Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Glamorgan, Wales, UK. She is the author of Participation and Silence in the Language Classroom and editor of Gender and the Language Religion and Being Feminist, Being Christian.

Table of Contents

Tables, Figures and Schemasp. vii
Notes on Contributorsp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. x
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
Testimonies and the Expansion of Women's Roles in a Transnational Mexican Parishp. 7
The Interplay of Language, Religion, Ethnicity, and Gender: A Case Study of Hispanic Churches in Lancaster, Pennsylvaniap. 29
Gender Constructions and Biblical Exegesis: Lessons from a Divinity School Seminarp. 50
'Do Unto Others': Gender and the Construction of a 'Good Christian' Identity in an E-Communityp. 73
From Bridegroom of the Soul to Brand-as-Friend: Metaphorical Relationships in Religious and Marketing Discoursesp. 104
Being Male and Female in Nigerian Evangelicalism - and Saying Thank Youp. 136
The Role of Language in the Construction of Gender and Ethnic-Religious Identities in Brazilian-Candomble Communitiesp. 149
Gender and Language Use in Lisu Traditional Religionp. 172
Calm and Humble In and Through Evangelical Christianity: A Chinese Immigrant Couple in Torontop. 196
Matka Polka (Mother Poland) and the Cult of the Virgin Mary: Linguistic Analysis of the Social Roles and Expectations of Polish Womenp. 220
Indexp. 229
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