LINGUIST List 28.1436

Wed Mar 22 2017

Books: Exploring Plurilingualism in Fan Fiction: Franceschi

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Date: 06-Mar-2017
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Subject: Exploring Plurilingualism in Fan Fiction: Franceschi
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Title: Exploring Plurilingualism in Fan Fiction
Subtitle: ELF Users as Creative Writers
Published: 2017
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Author: Valeria Franceschi
Hardback: ISBN: 9781443898683 Pages: 250 Price: U.K. £ 61.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9781443898683 Pages: 250 Price: U.S. $ 105.95

This book explores English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) use in online interaction within virtual communities constituted by fans of popular culture texts who engage in creative writing inspired by such texts. Emerging from globalization processes, ELF, computer-mediated-communication, and fandom are here conceptualized as postmodern phenomena, characterized by fluidity, hybridity, and translocal practices, which include the exploitation of plurilingual resources on the part of non-native users communicating in English.

This study adopts and applies the notions of linguistic heteroglossia and super-diversity to the qualitative analysis of a fan fiction corpus constituted of online-published stories inspired by Japanese media texts, in which fan writers bring their sociocultural and linguistic repertoires to bear on their stories, interspersing narration and dialogue with non-English language elements to fulfil social, narrative, and pragmatic functions.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Ling & Literature
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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Cambridge University Press

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Akademie Verlag GmbH
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Equinox Publishing Ltd
European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Georgetown University Press
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Lincom GmbH
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Multilingual Matters
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Oxford University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Peter Lang AG
Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
University of Toronto Press

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Seoul National University
SIL International Publications
Universitat Jaume I
University of Nebraska Press
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