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LINGUIST List 23.2864

Wed Jun 27 2012

Books: Language and Mobility: Pennycook

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 27-Jun-2012
From: Elinor Robertson <marketingmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Language and Mobility: Pennycook
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Title: Language and Mobility
Subtitle: Unexpected Places
Series Title: Critical Language and Literacy Studies
Published: 2012
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847697639

Author: Alastair Pennycook
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847697646 Pages: 208 Price: U.S. $ 139.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847697646 Pages: 208 Price: U.K. £ 79.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847697639 Pages: 208 Price: U.K. £ 24.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847697639 Pages: 208 Price: U.S. $ 44.95
Abstract:

This book looks at language in unexpected places. Drawing on a diversity of
materials and contexts, including farewell addresses to British workers in
colonial India, letters written from parents to their children at home, a Cornish
anthem sung in South Australia, a country fair in rural Australia, and a cricket
match played in the middle of the 19th century in south India, this book explores
many current concerns around language, mobility and place, including native
speakers, generic forms, and language maintenance. Using a series of narrative
accounts - from a journey to southern India to eating cheese in China, from
playing soccer in Germany to observing a student teacher in Sydney - this book
asks how it is that language, people and cultures turn up unexpectedly and how
our lines of expectation are formed.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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