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Poetic Inc.: Language as Hospitality in Cixous

Brigitte Weltman-Aron

in Algerian Imprints: Ethical Space in the Work of Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172561
eISBN:
9780231539876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172561.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Recalling that the Algerian Jews were gradually deprived of their mother tongue (Judeo-Arabic) during French colonization, Cixous examines instead how to write in another tongue resonating with more ... More


Mother Tongues: English and French in fifteenth‐century England

Ardis Butterfield

in The Familiar Enemy: Chaucer, Language, and Nation in the Hundred Years War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574865
eISBN:
9780191722127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574865.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This chapter considers the role of women in the inheritance and propagation of vernacular languages. It reassesses the status of English through historical and linguistic evidence and such figures as ... More


introduction: Beyond the Mother Tongue?: Multilingual Practices and the Monolingual Paradigm

Yeasemin Yildiz

in Beyond the Mother Tongue: The Postmonolingual Condition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823241309
eISBN:
9780823241347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241309.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The introduction provides the historical and conceptual backdrop to the argument that monolingualism is a more recent phenomenon than multilingualism and elaborates on the notion of the ... More


English as the Lingua franca and the Economic Value of Other Languages: The Case of the Language of Work in the Montreal Labor Market

Gilles Grenier and Serge Nadeau

in The Economics of Language Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034708
eISBN:
9780262335980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034708.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

An important feature of Canada is that it has two official languages, English and French, and that one of them, English, is also the international lingua franca. This situation may have particular ... More


The Mother Tongue in Phèdre and Frankenstein

Elissa Marder

in The Mother in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Psychoanalysis, Photography, Deconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823240555
eISBN:
9780823240593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240555.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how, in two very different literary texts, Jean Racine's Phèdre and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, birth is depicted as monstrous, and the mother is associated with errancy and ... More


The Mother's Tongue: Seduction, Authenticity, and Interference in The Ambassadors

Daniel Katz

in American Modernism's Expatriate Scene: The Labour of Translation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625260
eISBN:
9780748652006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625260.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explores two related, fundamental questions, as made evident in The Ambassadors: that of exoticism, or the elevation of a foreign ‘culture’ as such to the status of affective object; and ... More


The education sector: the three Rs – race, relations and arithmetic

Sarah Hackett

in Foreigners, minorities and integration: The Muslim immigrant experience in Britain and Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719083174
eISBN:
9781781706251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083174.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter highlights the manner in which Newcastle and Bremen's local governments addressed the education of ethnic minority children within two very different national immigration frameworks. It ... More


Language and social capital in Singapore

Viniti Vaish, Teck Kiang Tan, Wendy D. Bokhorst-Heng, David Hogan, and Trivina Kang

in English in Singapore: Modernity and Management

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028436
eISBN:
9789882206939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028436.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines language maintenance as an outcome of social capital within particular ethnic groups in Singapore. It analyzes the differences in language use on the basis of ethnicity and ... More


Imagining Identity/Seeing Difference: Demetria Martínez's Mother Tongue

Marta Caminero-Santangelo

in On Latinidad: U.S. Latino Literature and the Construction of Ethnicity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030838
eISBN:
9780813039213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030838.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses the novel Mother Tongue, which was written by Demetria Martinez. It looks at how the novel tropes on the primordial category of a common language as a cultural unifier in order ... More


Beyond the Mother Tongue: The Postmonolingual Condition

Yasemin Yildiz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823241309
eISBN:
9780823241347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241309.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book is a study of the workings of a monolingual paradigm and of multilingual attempts to overcome it. It argues that monolingualism—the idea that having just one language is the norm—is a ... More


Reflections on the Promotion of an Endangered Language:: The Case of Ladin Women in the Dolomites (Italy)

Olimpia Rasom

in Endangered Languages: Beliefs and Ideologies in Language Documentation and Revitalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265765
eISBN:
9780191771958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265765.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter investigates the linguistic beliefs and ideologies of Ladin women in the Dolomites in Italy. The reasons that lead women to speak their heritage language in a progressively globalized ... More


Foreign Languages and Mother Tongues: From Exoticism to Cannibalism in Katherine Mansfield’s Short Stories

Elisabeth Lamy-Vialle

in Katherine Mansfield and Translation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474400381
eISBN:
9781474416054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400381.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses the way Katherine Mansfield uses the French language in her short-stories, and specifically in the stories set in France. Mansfield does not only use the French language as a ... More


Narratives of New Memory: Ending the Neocolonial Story

Ylce Irizarry

in Chicana/o and Latina/o Fiction: The New Memory of Latinidad

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039911
eISBN:
9780252098079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039911.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how authors Demetria Martínez and Elías Miguel Muñoz have crafted exemplars of the narrative of new memory. Martínez's novel Mother Tongue (1993) illustrates new memory ... More


Arendt: To Have One’s Language for a Homeland

Barbara Cassin

in Nostalgia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269501
eISBN:
9780823269549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269501.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this final chapter, Cassin shows that language is central to the experience of exile; those who have been exiled from their homeland seek to find a home in language, that is, for many, in a native ... More


History and Development of Bilingual Education in Hong Kong

Angel M. Y. Lin and Evelyn Y. F. Man

in Bilingual Education: Southeast Asian Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789622099586
eISBN:
9789888180233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099586.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

In this chapter, a historical account of the development of the language-in-education (LIE) policy in Hong Kong is provided. The socio-political context is also described in an attempt to situate ... More


States and Education 1

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0065
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the doctoring of textbooks by the state governments in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan, and whether special powers are needed by the centre to prevent such cases. ... More


“All of Us Are the Same”: Negotiating Loss, Witnessing Disability

Eleanor Ty

in Unfastened: Globality and Asian North American Narratives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665075
eISBN:
9781452946368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665075.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines two plays by Asian Canadians, Betty Quan’s Mother Tongue and Sunil Kuruvilla’s Rice Boy, which use people with disabilities to critique current social practices and assumptions. ... More


Beyond Translation: Antjie Krog vs the ‘mother tongue’

Peter D. McDonald

in Artefacts of Writing: Ideas of the State and Communities of Letters from Matthew Arnold to Xu Bing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198725152
eISBN:
9780191792595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198725152.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Seen in the context of the hopes the ICIC and then UNESCO invested in translation as a way of securing world peace, this chapter traces the career of the leading Afrikaans writer Antjie Krog from her ... More


Dar es Salaam: Making Peace with an Abandoned “Field”

Richa Nagar

in Muddying the Waters: Coauthoring Feminisms across Scholarship and Activism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038792
eISBN:
9780252096754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038792.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter discusses the manner in which the author's own gendered, racialized, and communally marked body was read by different Tanzanian Asian communities in various social sites in the city of ... More


The Mother Tongue

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

What does it mean to be Mohawk today—especially given that so many traditions (hunting, fishing, fur trapping, basketry) have been compromised by outside influences (polluting industries, the drug ... More


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