By J.F.A. Sawyer, J.M.Y. Simpson
The Concise Encyclopedia of Language and Religion offers the professional and the final reader with exact, updated info on each element of the an important interface among language and faith. easy accessibility to fabric in over 320 articles by way of students in lots of fields is supplied either in a transparent thematic association, and via a complete and unique normal index. dialogue of many themes together with the construction of certain sacred scripts, spiritual calligraphy, and using spiritual symbols in meditation, magic and somewhere else, is enriched and elucidated by way of illustrations, diagrams and tables. The Concise Encyclopedia of Language and Religion brings jointly articles and bibliographic entries drawn from the award-winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, all of which were revised and up to date effectively. those articles are supplemented by means of a great number of thoroughly new contributions, considered one of that is an intensive 12,500 notice article on 'Basic suggestions and phrases in Linguistics', making this quantity available to a large audience.
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Concise Encyclopedia of Language and Religion by J.F.A. Sawyer, J.M.Y. Simpson