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Name, sex, and religion

in Sociolinguistics

Published in print July 2013 | ISBN: 9780199858613
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199365920 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/actrade/9780199858613.003.0008

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Name, sex, and religion

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‘Name, sex, and religion’ argues that name, religion, and gender are three of the most important features of individual and group distinctiveness — and when they are linked with language, even more potent identity marking emerges. If, for instance, religion is a central pillar in the culture of a group whose language is at risk, it makes sense to exploit its strength and to suggest that faith is uniquely expressible through the threatened tongue. Names and naming can carry important emotional baggage and may prove very contentious. Religious, sexual, and onomastic matters occupy important, if sometimes rather neglected, niches within sociolinguistics.

Keywords: language; linguistics; logos; religion; sociolinguistics

Chapter.  6355 words. 

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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