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Eisenlohr, Patrick. 2011. Media authenticity and authority in Mauritius: On the mediality of language in religion. Language & Communication 31 (3) : 266–73.
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This paper argues that the rapidly increasing interest in the intersection of linguistic anthropology and media has to be joined by a more profound examination of language mediality. Discussing Mauritian Muslims’ usage of sound reproduction in religious events, such as the recitation of devotional poetry, this paper investigates how language as a medium coincides and interacts with media technologies of other kinds.