The Application of Religious Words among Iranians

Masoumeh Karimi, Akbar Afghari


One of the major concerns of sociolinguistics has always been finding the social components which influence language. However, recent studies have shown that one variable rarely made available for sociolinguistic comparison is religion (Dror & Cieri, 2013; 2014).The present qualitative study aimed at demonstrating how religion and being religious can play a role in the choice of language variation. The findings of the study revealed that the use of religious words was more frequent among more devout and committed group approving the claim that religion is a meaningful sociolinguistic variable. 


sociolinguistics, religion, language variation

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