Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info

New from Oxford University Press!


May I Quote You on That?

By Stephen Spector

A guide to English grammar and usage for the twenty-first century, pairing grammar rules with interesting and humorous quotations from American popular culture.

New from Cambridge University Press!


The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages

Edited By Peter K. Austin and Julia Sallabank

This book "examines the reasons behind the dramatic loss of linguistic diversity, why it matters, and what can be done to document and support endangered languages."

Book Information


Title: Authoring the Dialogic Self
Subtitle: Gender, agency and language practices
Written By: Gergana Vitanova
Series Title: Dialogue Studies 8

This book offers a truly interdisciplinary perspective on key socio-cultural
aspects of second language learning. Building on Bakhtin's philosophy of
language and the self, it examines the complex intersections among gender,
culture, and agency in the everyday discursive practices of immigrants.
Bakhtin's dialogic framework still remains on the periphery of second
language acquisition research. The book embraces not only Bakhtin's well-
known notion of "dialogue" but also his core concepts of
"responsibility" and "ethics" in the analysis of immigrants'
narrative samples. The significance of narratives is underscored throughout
the book, and a dialogic, discourse-centered approach to narrative as a genre
is suggested.

"Authoring the Dialogical Self" targets a range of disciplines. Scholars in
applied linguistics, narrative studies, cultural psychology, and communication
studies will find the discussed concepts relevant. The rich data samples and
detailed analysis make the book appropriate for graduate courses in TESOL,
language and identity, or language and gender.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027287991
Prices: U.S. $ 135.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027210258
Prices: U.K. £ 90
U.S. $ 135.00
Europe EURO 95.40
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027287991
Prices: Europe EURO 90.00