Call for Papers on Prayer, AAA 2009

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at
Sat Feb 14 15:24:31 UTC 2009

To Lgpolicy-list members: I'm forwarding this because of the possibility
of papers on language  policy in prayer, which there have been several
postings about on this list in the past years, notably the Southern Baptist
policy on glossolalia, i.e. 'speaking in tongues.'


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*** Apologies for cross-posting ***

The Project of Prayer: The personal, social, and spiritual role of prayer.
American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting
Philadelphia Marriott, Philadelphia, December 2-6, 2009

Organizer: Anna I. Corwin (UCLA)
Inviting abstracts for a panel presentation on the topic of prayer
including, but not limited to the following themes:

Language Ideologies surrounding Prayer (e.g. what does prayer do in
different contexts?)
Prayer in the Medical Context (or Prayer and Healing)
Prayer as Performance / Ritual / Verbal Art
The Experiential and Psychological Aspects of Prayer
Prayer as Embodied Communication

Please send abstracts to aicorwin at by March 2, 2009

Anna I. Corwin
Linguistic Anthropology
aicorwin at


 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at


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