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Publication details [#54957]

Eisenlohr, Patrick. 2011. Media authenticity and authority in Mauritius: On the mediality of language in religion. Language & Communication 31 (3) : 266–73.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
English
Place, Publisher
Elsevier

Annotation

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.