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Language Learner Narrative free pdf Increasing numbers of people have contact with other cultures and languages Language Learner Narrative examines representations of this phenomenon in literary texts using an applied linguistic approach. This analysis of written narratives of language learning and cross-cultural encounter complements objective studies in intercultural communication and second language acquisition research. Kant's use of the term Mundigkeit in his essay "What is Enlightenment?" is used to frame the complex issues of language, identity, meaning and reality presented by the texts. Augmented by Pierre Bourdieu's concept of linguistic capital, this framing forms a counterpoint to the positioning of these authors as "avatar[s] of poststructuralist wisdom" (Eva Hoffman). The work includes a uniquely detailed linguistic analysis of Emine Sevgi Ozdamar's Mutter Zunge, and further texts by other widely studied and less familiar authors (Yoko Tawada, Eva Hoffman, Vassilis Alexakis, Ze Do Rock). It also lists literary sources of language learner narrative. Through its fundamental examination of what and how language means to us as individuals, this volume will be of wide appeal to students and researchers in applied linguistics, second language acquisition, intercultural communication and literary studies.

About Helen O'Sullivan

Helen O'Sullivan is currently lecturing in German at Trinity College Dublin where she gained her PhD on language learner narrative in 2009 and her M.Phil in German Literature and Language Pedagogy in 2005. She holds an M.A. in Modern and Mediaeval Languages from Cambridge University. Since 2002 she has taught in English as a Foreign Language, Adult Literacy, German Linguistics, Intercultural Communication and the History of Ideas. Her main research interests lie in intercultural communication and intercultural literature.

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Author : Helen O'Sullivan
Publisher : Editions Rodopi B.V.
Data Published : 01 January 2014
ISBN : 9042037857
EAN : 9789042037854
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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