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dc.contributor.authorde la Viña, Dionisio
dc.creatorde la Viña, Dionisioen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-31T18:40:42Zen
dc.date.available2011-10-31T18:40:42Zen
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/187453en
dc.description.abstractLanguage maintenance investigations have, for the most part, been limited to the study of the effect that socio-cultural factors have on language preservation. Unfortunately, language maintenance has been studied in tandem with language shift. Language shift has generated more interested from scholars than has language maintenance. This dissertation is an attempt to open up new ways to look at the study of language maintenance by presenting a theoretical framework whereby the domain of language use is the principal focus of study. I studied the domain of religion, subdivided into several dimensions. One dimension, that of ideology, is at the center of my study. The main objective of the dissertation was to identify ideological themes within the doctrinal body of the church selected for the study. Twenty-five such themes were identified and analyzed to determine the ways in which the themes influence language maintenance among the church members. The case study approach and the use of several ethnographic data collection methods were employed to assist us in having a better understanding of the phenomenon of language maintenance and to pave the way for future language maintenance studies.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
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dc.subjectIdeology -- Religious aspects -- Seventh-day Adventists.en_US
dc.subjectLanguage and culture -- Religious aspects -- Seventh-day Adventists.en_US
dc.subjectSeventh-Day Adventists -- Doctrines.en_US
dc.subjectSeventh-Day Adventists -- Missions.en_US
dc.subjectLanguage maintenance.en_US
dc.titleIdeology, language and culture in religion: A single domain ethnographic study of language maintenanceen_US
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dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.contributor.chairRuiz, Richarden_US
dc.identifier.oclc707939622en_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMcCarty, Teresa L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberAnders, Patricia L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFuentevilla, Armindaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest9624157en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLanguage, Reading & Cultureen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-25T16:14:38Z
html.description.abstractLanguage maintenance investigations have, for the most part, been limited to the study of the effect that socio-cultural factors have on language preservation. Unfortunately, language maintenance has been studied in tandem with language shift. Language shift has generated more interested from scholars than has language maintenance. This dissertation is an attempt to open up new ways to look at the study of language maintenance by presenting a theoretical framework whereby the domain of language use is the principal focus of study. I studied the domain of religion, subdivided into several dimensions. One dimension, that of ideology, is at the center of my study. The main objective of the dissertation was to identify ideological themes within the doctrinal body of the church selected for the study. Twenty-five such themes were identified and analyzed to determine the ways in which the themes influence language maintenance among the church members. The case study approach and the use of several ethnographic data collection methods were employed to assist us in having a better understanding of the phenomenon of language maintenance and to pave the way for future language maintenance studies.


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