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Wed Jun 27 2012

Books: Language and Mobility: Pennycook

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Date: 27-Jun-2012
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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

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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

This book looks at language in unexpected places. Drawing on a diversity ofmaterials and contexts, including farewell addresses to British workers incolonial India, letters written from parents to their children at home, a Cornishanthem sung in South Australia, a country fair in rural Australia, and a cricketmatch played in the middle of the 19th century in south India, this book exploresmany current concerns around language, mobility and place, including nativespeakers, generic forms, and language maintenance. Using a series of narrativeaccounts - from a journey to southern India to eating cheese in China, fromplaying soccer in Germany to observing a student teacher in Sydney - this bookasks how it is that language, people and cultures turn up unexpectedly and howour lines of expectation are formed.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Written In: English (eng)

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