Proseminar Linguistics (Language and Religion)

Seminar, SWS: 2, lecture number: 41165

date:

Montag, 14-16;

lecturer:

Eric Anchimbe

This course is concerned with several aspects of religious language both across religions and cultures. Using religious texts and church sermons, attention will be to lexical, semantic, and pragmatic choices and their intended effects on followers. We will also examine the place of religious texts in language change, language elaboration and standardisation, especially through the translation of such sacred texts, e.g. the Bible.