Religious Language

The Religious Language project seeks to identify whether there is anything distinctive about religious language that marks it off from other forms of language. CMAC researchers are developing a linguistic assessment instrument that scores a suite of linguistic elements in ritual contexts. This tool will help the CMAC team ascertain if religious language as found in religious rituals is characterized by a unique profile of speech acts relative to language in secular rituals. Years Active: 2017–Present.

Key Personnel

Patrick McNamara (PI)
Kendra Moore
Thomas Holtgraves
Magda Giordorno
Rebeccah Teller
Alan Vicente Carrillo Pena
Elizabeth Valles Capetillo
Morgan Westine