Multilingual Living: Explorations of Language and Subjectivity

Multilingual Living: Explorations of Language and Subjectivity

by C. Burck


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Multilingual Living: Explorations of Language and Subjectivity by C. Burck

Multilingual Living presents speakers' own accounts of the challenges and advantages of living in several languages at individual, family and societal levels. Individuals note profound differences in their sense of themselves, their relationships and their parenting, depending on which language they use.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230554337
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 12/07/2004
Edition description: 2005
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

CHARLOTTE BURCK is a Consultant Systemic Psychotherapist, Trainer and Researchers in the Child and Family Department of the Tavistock Clinic, London, UK. Her other books include Gender and Family Therapy (with Gwyn Daniel) and Gender, Power and Relationships (with Bebe Speed).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction Researching Multilingualism and Multilingual Identities The Research Framework Childhoods in Several Languages Adulthoods in Several Languages: Constructions of Self and of Language Language Identities and Power Relationships: Strategies of Hybridization Language Use and Family Relationships Positioning the Researcher Concluding Discussion Appendixes Protocol for Research Interview Transcription Notations References Index

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