© 2005

Gender and the Language of Religion

  • Allyson Jule

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: The Meeting of Gender, Language and Religion

  3. Gender, Language Patterns and Religious Thought

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Münevver Tekcan
      Pages 9-24
  4. Gender and Language Use in Religious Communities

  5. Gender and Language Use in Religious Identity

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 270-281

About this book


This book contributes to an understanding of the complex relationship of gender and language alongside religion and religious life as experienced by various religious groups around the world. The intention is to put forward current studies in the field of linguistics and explore how gender and various religions intersect with language use. The universal and diverse experience of religion provides for this unique collection of papers concerning the use of language in religious liturgy, in religious communities, and in interaction with identity. As such, the book will attract students and researchers in discourse, gender studies and religious studies.


gender gender studies identity language language acquisition linguistics religion religiosity religious studies women

Editors and affiliations

  • Allyson Jule
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GlamorganUK

About the editors

NANCY BERKOWITZ is an Independent Consultant in Research, Measurement and Evaluation in Massachusetts, USA FAZILA BHIMIJI is Lecturer in Humanities at the University of Central Lancashire, UK FRANCIS BRITTO is Professor of Linguistics at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan DEBRA COHEN is at the Hebrew University, Newton Centre, Massachusetts, USA SHARTRIYA COLLIER is at Temple University in Philadelphia, USA SAMIRA FARWANEH is Assistant Professor of Arabic Language and Linguistics in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA SAGE GRAHAM is Assistant Professor of English and Linguistics at the University of Memphis in Tennessee, USA TIMOTHY JAY is Professor of Psychology at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, USA HANNES KNIFFKA is Professor of General and Applied Linguistics at Bonn University, Germany CHOA-CHIH LIAO is Associate Professor of English and Linguistics at National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan MIRIM MEYERHOFF is Reader in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh, UK ANNABELLE MOONEY is Research Associate at Cardiff University in the Centre for Language and Communication Research, Wales, UK AMY PEEBLES is at the University of Texas at Austin, and Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, USA KALYANI SHABADI is Researcher at the Resource Centre for Indian Language Technology Solutions, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India MÜNEVVER TEKCAN is Assistant Professor in Turkology at Kocaeli University, Turkey

Bibliographic information


'On the whole, Allyson Julé's Gender and the Language of Religion

represents a useful collection of well-written papers by scholars of

varying backgrounds (measurement and evaluation, sociolinguistics,

education psychology, language education, theoretical and applied

linguistics, and communication). It can easily become a compulsory

reading for students in various interdisciplinary studies, people

working in the relevant disciplines, and for several others who want to

broaden their knowledge on the intersection between religion,

language and gender. I enjoyed reading every paper in this collection.' - Joseph Benjamin Archibald Afful, The Lingust List