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LINGUIST List 25.1916

Wed Apr 30 2014

Books: Language Learner Narrative: O’Sullivan

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>

Date: 30-Apr-2014
From: Eric van Broekhuizen <E.van.Broekhuizenrodopi.nl>
Subject: Language Learner Narrative: O’Sullivan
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Title: Language Learner Narrative
Subtitle: An Exploration of Mündigkeit in Intercultural Literature
Series Title: Textxet. Studies in Comparative Literature 73
Published: 2014
Publisher: Rodopi
                http://www.rodopi.nl/

Book URL: http://www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?BookId=TEXTXET+73

Author: Helen O’Sullivan
Electronic: ISBN: 9789401210348 Pages: 311 Price: ---- 59
Paperback: ISBN: 9789042037854 Pages: 311 Price: Europe EURO 65
Abstract:

Increasing numbers of people have contact with other cultures and languages "Language Learner Narrative" examines representations of this phenomenon in literary texts using an applied linguistic approach. This analysis of written narratives of language learning and cross-cultural encounter complements objective studies in intercultural communication and second language acquisition research.

Kant’s use of the term "Mündigkeit" in his essay “What is Enlightenment?” is used to frame the complex issues of language, identity, meaning and reality presented by the texts. Augmented by Pierre Bourdieu’s concept of linguistic capital, this framing forms a counterpoint to the positioning of these authors as “avatar[s] of poststructuralist wisdom” (Eva Hoffman).

The work includes a uniquely detailed linguistic analysis of Emine Sevgi Özdamar’s "Mutter Zunge", and further texts by other widely studied and less familiar authors (Yoko Tawada, Eva Hoffman, Vassilis Alexakis, Zé Do Rock). It also lists literary sources of language learner narrative.
Through its fundamental examination of what and how language means to us as individuals, this volume will be of wide appeal to students and researchers in applied linguistics, second language acquisition, intercultural communication and literary studies.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition
                            Ling & Literature

Written In: English (eng)

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