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ERIC Number: EJ1158446
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2381-3369
The Role of Language in Religious Identity Making: A Case of a Caribbean-Chinese Youth
Skerrett, Allison
Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, v66 n1 p325-340 Nov 2017
This article explores the processes of religious identity development in a Caribbean-Chinese adolescent who is from a multifaith, multilingual home. Findings include (1) the youth developed a Christian religious identity through his multiple situatedness within home and school worlds that privileged that faith and the dominant language of English with which it was associated and (2) the youth's limited knowledge of his mother's Chinese languages was associated with his limited exploration of an additional religious faith within his home. While previous links have been established between youths' religious and cultural identities, this analysis submits the significance of language in religious identity development.
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Language: English
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