This collection of studies from around the world connects applied linguistic research with the complexities of gender and religion. The contributors explore the ways in which women in various religious situations use language to reveal and to create a religious identity of their own, and how language itself is used to position women in particular roles. The studies come from the USA, Nigeria, Brazil, Thailand, Canada, the UK and Poland.The varieties of engagements explored include on-line churches, small churches, emigrant experience, theological conversations and religious practice experienced in and through the media. Readers in applied linguistics, anthropology or religious studies, who are interested in language and its power in creating lived experience, will find this book full of intriguing and illuminating connections

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