SLR New York July 2013

Conference on the Sociology of Language and Religion: A Decade after Roehampton

An International Conference in honour of Professor Joshua A. Fishman

July 17-19 2013 at New York University  Kimmel Center

Religion and Religious Education in Language Maintenance and Revitalisation

Jointly sponsored by The Centre for Research in English Language and Linguistics (CRELL), Department of Media, Culture and Language, University of Roehampton, London and the New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, Dept. of Teaching & Learning, Programs in Multilingual Multicultural Studies

Papers presented:

  1. Keynote address – Tracking the journey from Roehampton (Tope Omoniyi)
  2. Does religion promote as well as retard language maintenance in a multilingual context: The case of Hinduism. (Rajeshwari Pandariphande)
  3. Hebrew cultural material as a site of language maintenance and revitalisation (Sharon Avni)
  4. Malay-Muslims in Singapore: Language ideologies as an analytical framework for changing sociolinguistic repertoire (Yurni Said-Sirhan)
  5. Ritual language: the nexus between religious identity and ethnic language (Tatjana Soldat-Jaffe)
  6. Islamic religious education, identity and the Arabic language in south-western Nigeria (Oladipo Salami)
  7. The role of Hokien in religious education and language maintenance in Singapore (Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew)
  8. Live or let die: the question of Old Church Slavonic in the twenty first century (Brian Bennett)
  9. Lyrics, scripts and languages: religious verse and song in a multilingual setting (Andrey Rosowsky)
  10. Promoting Hebrew literacy in a middle school Yeshiva context (Miriam Eisenstein Ebsworth, Scott Goldberg and Tristin Klein)
  11. Attitudes regarding language maintenance and/or shift among imigrant Iranian Baha’is (Greg Meyjes)
  12. Religion, language union and Russian imperialism (Tinatin Bolkvadze)
  13. Language shift, religious maintenance, Punjabi Sikhs in the Klang Valley, Selangor, Malaysia (Maya David)
  14. Religious identity and language maintenance within immigrant communities in Germany (Christian Muench)

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