Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorMah, Benjamin Ye-Zhong-
dc.description.abstractChristians do not always agree on what “speaking in tongues” is. Pentecostals believe that it is a heavenly language that humans do not understand. Presbyterians, on the other hand, believe that it must be a natural language foreign to the speaker. In order to find out how these differences in faith and opinion are expressed through religious language, participants from two Singaporean churches, City Harvest Church and Bukit Batok Presbyterian Church, are interviewed. City Harvest is a Pentecostal church and the other Presbyterian, thus, their members differ in their experiences with, and opinions of, glossolalia. Through the ensuing analysis, the discursive strategies, and lexical choices that speakers use become clear. Presbyterians and Pentecostals frame their arguments and experiences by engaging differently with biblical text, agency, and story-telling narratives to convey their points. This paper critically compares these two religious experiences and how speakers express their different versions of faith and reality.en_US
dc.format.extent29 p.en_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological University-
dc.subjectDRNTU::Humanities::Linguistics::Discourse analysisen_US
dc.titleFinding meaning in the meaningless : the language of faith surrounding pentecostal glossolalia in Singaporeen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorIvan Panovićen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Artsen_US
item.fulltextWith Fulltext-
Appears in Collections:HSS Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Benjamin Mah_THESIS.pdf
  Restricted Access
360.27 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Page view(s)

Updated on Nov 30, 2020

Download(s) 50

Updated on Nov 30, 2020

Google ScholarTM


Items in DR-NTU are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.