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English on the Move


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Annette Kern-Stähler(Hg.), David Britain(Hg.), English on the Move (2012), Narr Francke Attempto, 72070 Tübingen, ISBN: 9783823377399

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Beschreibung / Abstract

“All the world seems to be on the move.” So began Sheller and Urry’s declaration of a ‘new mobilities paradigm’, a critique of what they called the sedentarism of contemporary social theory. In linguistic, literary and cultural studies, mobility and movement have been receiving increasing critical attention for at least two decades. On the move: mobilities in English Language and literature seeks to harness some of this critique to explore how mobilities, both mundane and dramatic, are represented, narrated, performed and negotiated in literature and discourse, as well as the repercussions and consequences of mobility on Language and dialect. Topics include literary negotiations of the movement of migrants, slaves, refugees and tourists; mobility as displacement; Language and dialect contact that results from mobility and migration; discourse representations and constructions of people on the move; Language in tourist, business, educational or diasporic encounters; movements between genres; second dialect/Language acquisition of mobile individuals and groups; translation and adaptation.



  • Cover
  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • The Worlding of the Jingo Poem
  • New Mass Movements: Hannah Arendt, Literature and Politics
  • The Goods of Bad Mobility: Pierre-Esprit Radisson’s The Relation of my Voyage, being in Bondage in the Lands of the Irokoits, 1669/1885
  • “Why I Write about Mexico”: Mexicanness in Katherine Anne Porter’s “Flowering Judas” and “María Concepción”
  • Shakespeare and Immigration 1
  • Mobile Parents, Multilingual Children: Children’s Production of Their Paternal Language in Trilingual Families
  • Moving Towards an Earlier Age of Onset of L2 Learning: A Comparative Analysis of Motivation in Swiss Classrooms
  • Mobilizing Linguistic Concepts: Support Verb Structures in Early English
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Index of Names
  • Backcover

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