Here is a partial list of recent work in the field of Sociology of Language and Religion published by members of the SLR research community

Avni, S. (2012) Hebrew as heritage: The work of language in religious and communal continuity. Linguistics and Education, 23, 323-333.

Bennett, B. (2011) Religion and Language in Post-Soviet Russia (Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series). New York: Routledge.

Bennett, B. (2012) Orthography and Orthodoxy in post-Soviet Russia in A. Jaffe, J. Androutsopoulos, M. Sebba & S. Johnson (eds.) Orthography as Social Action: Scripts, Spelling, Identity and Power.  Mouton: de Gruyter.

Bennett, B. (2009) Critical Juncture: Church Slavonic and the Discourse of Cultural Preservation in Post-Soviet Russia in A. Galasińska & M. Krzyżanowski (eds.) Discourse and Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe. New York & London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chew, P.G.L. (2013) The use of singlish in the teaching of islam. World Englishes, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 380–394

Chew, P. G. L (2013)  A Sociolinguistic History of Early Identities in Singapore. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chew, P. G. L. (2009) Emergent Lingua Francas and World Orders: The Place of English in the World Today. New York: Routledge

Chew, P.G. L. (1993) The Chinese Religion and the Baha’i Faith. Oxford: George Ronald.

Chew, P.G. L. (2011) Metaphors of Change: Adolescent Singaporeans Switching Religion in T. Omoniyi, (ed.) The Sociology of Language and Religion. Change, Conflict and Accommodation. London: Palgrave Macmillan: 156-190.

Chew, G. L. P (2008) Daoist Youths in Singapore: Attitudes, Beliefs and Language Choice in T. C. Wong  (ed.) Research of Taoism and Culture. Singapore: World Scientific: 262:291

Chew, G. L. P. (2008) Religious Switching and knowledge among Adolescents in Singapore in A. E. Lai, (ed.) Religious Diversity in Singapore. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies: 381-410.

Chew, G. L. P. (in press). Language Choice and Religious Identities in Three Singapore Madrasahs. The International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 0(0), 000-000.

Ong, C. T and Chew, P. G. L. (2013). A Preliminary Study of Teacher Code-switching in Islamic Education Instructions. The English Teacher, XLII(1), 1-24.

Eisenstein Ebsworth, M. and Ebsworth T. (forthcoming) Challenging perceptions of self and others: Creating a safe space for honesty, exploration and growth. In T. Austin (ed.) Exploring the influence of racism in education- Building antiracist allies.

Eisenstein Ebsworth, M. (2011) Language variation from a bilingual perspective. Perspectives. 34:1, 17-20.

Eisenstein Ebsworth, M. and Ebsworth, T. (2011) Teaching and Learning English in Puerto Rico: An approach-avoidance conflict? in J. Fishman and O. Garcia (eds.) Language Handbook, Volume II: The Language Continuum. New York: Oxford University Press.

Eisenstein Ebsworth (2011) M. Guest Editor. International Journal of the Sociology of Language: Affective Aspects of Second and Foreign Languages.

Eisenstein Ebsworth, M. (2010) Speech Communities: Language as a mediator of messages and perceptions. In Language in the Real World. S. Behrens &  J. Parker (Eds.) 27-42. New York: Routledge.

Meyjes, G. P (2006) Language and world order in Bahá’í perspective: A new paradigm revealed. In Tope Omoniyi & Joshua A. Fishman (Eds.), Explorations in the sociology of language and religion (pp. 4-9). Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company

Meyjes, G. P. (2015) The Greatest Instrument for Promoting Harmony and Civilisation. Welwyn: George Ronald Publishing.

Omonyi, T & Fishman, J.A.  (eds.) (2006)  Explorations in the Sociology of Language and Religion. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Omoniyi, T. (2006) Societal multilingualism and multifaithism: A sociology of language and religion perspective in T. Omoniyi & J. A. Fishman (eds.) Explorations in the Sociology of Language and Religion. Amsterdam: John Benjamins: 121-140.

Omoniyi, T. (2010) (ed.) The Sociology of Language and Religion: Change, Conflict and Accommodation. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillian

Omoniyi, T. (2010) Holy Hip-Hop, language and social change, in T. Omoniyi (ed.) The Sociology of Language and Religion: Change Conflict and Accommodation. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Rosowsky, A. (2013) Religious classical practice: entextualisation and performance. Language in Society, 42, 3: 307-330.

Rosowsky, A. (2013). Faith, Phonics and Identity: reading in faith complementary schools. Literacy, 47, 2: 67-78.

Rosowsky, A. (2012) Performance and Flow: the religious classical in translocal and transnational linguistic repertoires. Journal of Sociolinguistics. 16, 5: 613-637.

Rosowsky, A. (2011) Heavenly Singing: the practice of naat and nasheed and its possible contribution to reversing language shift among young Muslim multilinguals in the UK. International Journal of Sociology of Language. 212: 135-148

Rosowsky, A. (2010) “Writing it in English”: script choices among young multilingual Muslims in the UK. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 31, 2: 163/179

Rosowsky, A. (2008) Muslim, English, or Pakistani? Multilingual identities in minority ethno-religious communities. In P. Martinez, D. Moore and V. Spaëth (eds.) Plurilinguismes et enseignement. Riveneuve. Paris.

Rosowsky, A. (2008) Heavenly Readings: Liturgical Literacy in a Multilingual Context. Multilingual Matters: Clevedon

Said-Sirhan, Y. (to be submitted) Bilingual Malay-Muslims’ Stancetaking: negotiating linguistic spaces in globalized Singapore. Language Policy Special Issue.

Soldat-Jaffe, T. (2012) Twenty-First Century Yiddishism: Language, Identity, and the New Jewish Studies. Eastbourne and Portland:  Sussex Academic Press.

Soldat-Jaffe, T. (2010) “Yiddish without Yiddishism: Tacit Language Planning Among Haredi Jews,” Journal of Jewish Identities, 3 (2) 2010: 1-24.

Souza, A. et al (2012) ‘Pentecostal and Catholic churches in London – the role of ideologies in the language planning of faith lessons’ in Current Issues in Language Planning, 13(2): 105-120. DOI:10.1080/14664208.2012.678977

Souza, A. (2014) ‘Technology and language planning: the case of a Brazilian faith setting in London’ in D. Mallows (ed) Language issues in migration and integration: perspectives from teachers and learners, London: British Council ESOL Nexus, 135-150. Available from

Souza, A. (2015) ‘Language and faith encounters: bridging language–ethnicity and language–religion studies’ in International Journal of Multilingualism, 13(1): 134-148.  DOI: 10.1080/14790718.2015.1040023

Souza, A. (2015) ‘Facebook: a medium for the language planning of migrant churches’, Working Paper 145, in Tilburg Papers in Cultural Studies. Available from

Souza, A. (2016) ‘Linguistic and religious identities’ in S. Preece (ed) The Routledge Handbook of Language and Identity. London: Routledge, 195-209.

Souza, A. et al (in press) ‘Easter celebrations at home: acquiring symbolic knowledge and constructing identities’ in V. Lytra, E. Gregory and D. Volk (eds) Navigating Languages, Literacies and Identities: Religion in Young Lives.

Souza, A. (accepted) ‘Faith and language maintenance in transnational places of worship: Brazilian Christian Settings in London’ in T. Omoniyi (ed) The Role of Religion in Language Maintenance.

Spolsky, Bernard. (2006). Introduction Part II. In Tope Omoniyi & Joshua A. Fishman (Eds.), Explorations in the sociology of language and religion (pp. 4-9). Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Spolsky, Bernard. (2009). Religious language management. In Li Wei & Vivian Cook (Eds.), Contemporary Applied Linguistics (Vol. 2 Linguistics for the Real World pp. 65-82). London UK and New York NY: Continuum

Spolsky, B. (2011). Language policy. In P. C. Hogan (Ed.), The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences (pp. 421-424). New York NY: Cambridge University Press.

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