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  1. Sohail Karmani

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1004

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Karmani, S. 2012. Religion. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Of all the manifestations of human culture, language and religion are by far two of the most striking and most enduring—so much so that they are likely to feature very prominently as markers of group cultural identity, and in so doing inform our basic ideas as to how we set about defining and ordering the world.


  • culture;
  • globalization;
  • Middle and Near East;
  • sociolinguistics;
  • identity;
  • identity politics