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By Tope Omoniyi (ed.), Joshua A. Fishman (ed.)

The Sociology of Language and faith (SLR) remains to be in its infancy as a sub-discipline within the macrosociolinguistic culture. it's accordingly no twist of fate that the editorial collaboration to provide its first definitive textual content Explorations within the Sociology of Language and faith has concerned Joshua A. Fishman, usually pointed out within the literature as one of many founders of the Sociology of Language. Tope Omoniyi brings to the collaboration an insightful and incisive severe eye for enticing with range within the remedy of language and faith. jointly as editors they've got effectively midwived the delivery of SLR. The stories and debates contained during this quantity revisit these topics that either one of the contributory disciplines of Sociology of Language and faith have universal curiosity in. The contributing authors discover new methodologies and paradigms of study that they deem applicable for this fascinating and complicated interface in an try and exhibit how the shared pursuits of those disciplines influence social practices in a number of groups around the globe. the last word target of the discussions is to model instruments for making a physique of recent wisdom that helps the emergence of a higher society. in the direction of this finish, the authors have harnessed assets from diverse geographical, cultural, linguistic and non secular constituencies with out compromising analytical intensity. within the approach, they've got unfolded new components of sociolinguistic inquiry. the amount is therefore offered as a hugely precious reference source either for undergraduate and postgraduate scholarship.

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Only such a language would allow humanity to access its collective cultural resources without destroying them in the process. This is precisely what the present reading of the Bahá}í UAL doctrine indicates. Moreover, it appears less than logical for those who promote language biodiversity broadly defined to both insist on the cognitive equality of natural languages and decry the loss of the particular cognitive characteristics of languages at risk of extinction. If languages are of equal value cognitively, any one should do.

Aus dem Schatz der Erinnerungen an Abbas ,{Abdu’l-Bahá: Dr. J. Fallscheer’s second letter to Mrs. ), Unpublished draft manuscript. Frankfurt-am-Main: Bahá}í Esperanto League. Asher, Ron E. ) 1994. Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 10 Vols. Oxford: Pergamon Press. ) 1997. An International Language: The Greatest Instrument for Promoting Harmony and Civilization. Unpublished draft manuscript. Frankfurt-am-Main: Bahá}í Esperanto League. Bahá}í International Community. 2002. Rights of Minorities: Comments on the Draft Declaration.

G. King, 1997). Despite the emergence of regional varieties of world English, so-called “Englishes,” the prevailing unprecedented global spread of the language and of Western societal influence cannot automatically be equated with Bahá}í standards of oneness, equality, and diversity. Regarding post-colonial English, some consider it naïve to believe that the language no longer fosters the ethnocentric hegemony of its traditional speech communities (Dua, 1994, Pennycook, 1994). Conversely, others hold with regard to UAL that “if English is selected, then, rather than triumphing as a linguistic form bound by a particular cultural and historic past, it will become … a new language expressive of a new world culture” (Gruber, 2001).

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