Money makes the world go round

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The Muslim holy month of Ramadan has just come to an end. Like Christmas, Diwali or a wedding, the closing holiday, Eid al-Fitr, constitutes a massive occasion for gift-giving. In many parts of the world, one way to pay for all these gifts that have to be exchanged among family and friends on occasions such as these is through funds coming in from abroad, through the remittances of family members who work overseas.

In this post, I will explore the global flow of remittance monies and the language practices to which they are related.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationLanguage on the move
PublisherLanguage on the move
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2017

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  • 200401 applied linguistics and educational linguistics
  • 200405 language in culture and society (sociolinguistics)

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