LINGUIST List 32.619

Thu Feb 18 2021

Books: Figures of Interpretation: Meier-Lorente-Muth-Duchêne (ed.)

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <>

Date: 05-Feb-2021
From: Flo McClelland <>
Subject: Figures of Interpretation: Meier-Lorente-Muth-Duchêne (ed.)
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Title: Figures of Interpretation
Series Title: Writing Without Borders
Published: 2021
Publisher: Multilingual Matters

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Editor: B.A.S.S. Meier-Lorente-Muth-Duchêne
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788929394 Pages: 176 Price: U.S. $ 39.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788929394 Pages: 176 Price: U.K. £ 29.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781788929387 Pages: 176 Price: U.S. $ 11.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781788929387 Pages: 176 Price: U.K. £ 9.95

This ground-breaking book assembles 31 portraits of people who interpret languages, cultures and situations, and offers graphic interpretations of their collective experience. Their individual stories are part of the larger history of interpreters, interpretation and interpretive readings, and they demonstrate how language intersects with race, class, gender and geopolitical inequalities. The book allows the unexpected to unfold by passing control from the writers to the reader, who will see connections and ruptures unfold between space, time and class while never losing sight of the materiality of living. Together and individually, the portraits tell a powerful story about the structure of contemporary society and the hierarchical distributions of power that permeate our lives.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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