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Identity, Community, Discourse: English in Intercultural Settings
     

Identity, Community, Discourse: English in Intercultural Settings

by Giuseppina Cortese, Anna Duszak
 
Languages are inseparable from their contexts of use. They are not only congruent with, but also involved in the configuration of the worldviews and value systems manifested in cultures and embodied in texts. The spread of English worldwide foregrounds the issue of textual dynamics in intercultural settings. The production/reception of texts in English facilitates

Overview

Languages are inseparable from their contexts of use. They are not only congruent with, but also involved in the configuration of the worldviews and value systems manifested in cultures and embodied in texts. The spread of English worldwide foregrounds the issue of textual dynamics in intercultural settings. The production/reception of texts in English facilitates international contacts and exchanges, yet it also triggers hegemonic practices. The volume aims to investigate the representations and negotiations of sociocognitive identities in intercultural settings relevant for ‘good practice’. Contributions explore ‘languaging’ strategies (verbal, visual, multimodal; English monolingual, bilingual, multilingual) through a range of methodological perspectives wherein the respect for sociocultural differences is a constitutive value.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783039106325
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/22/2005
Series:
Linguistic Insights Series: Studies in Language and Communication , #18
Pages:
495
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

The Editors: Giuseppina Cortese is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Turin, Italy.
Anna Duszak is Professor of Linguistics at Warsaw University and Warsaw School of Social Psychology, Poland.

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