Language and Mobility: Unexpected Places

Language and Mobility: Unexpected Places

by Alastair Pennycook
ISBN-10:
1847697631
ISBN-13:
2901847697638
Pub. Date:
07/15/2012
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters Ltd.
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Language and Mobility: Unexpected Places

This book looks at language in unexpected places. Drawing on a diversity of materials and contexts, including farewell addresses to British workers in colonial India, letters written from parents to their children at home, a Cornish anthem sung in South Australia, a country fair in rural Australia, and a cricket match played in the middle of the 19th century in south India, this book explores many current concerns around language, mobility and place, including native speakers, generic forms, and language maintenance. Using a series of narrative accounts – from a journey to southern India to eating cheese in China, from playing soccer in Germany to observing a student teacher in Sydney – this book asks how it is that language, people and cultures turn up unexpectedly and how our lines of expectation are formed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901847697638
Publisher: Multilingual Matters Ltd.
Publication date: 07/15/2012
Series: Critical Language and Literacy Studies Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Chapter 1 Retracing Routes: Manjari Seeds and Nutmeg Trees Chapter 2 Turning up in Unexpected Places Chapter 3 Through Others’ Eyes and Thinking Otherwise Chapter 4 Constrained Mobilities: Epistolary Parenting Chapter 5 Resourceful Speakers Chapter 6 Elephant Tracks Chapter 7 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackboard Chapter 8 Beyond the Boundaries of Expectation

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