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Multilingualism in Literature

KENNETH HAYNES

in English Literature and Ancient Languages

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199212125
eISBN:
9780191718663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212125.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on multilingualism. It proves that all languages make use of loanwords. It explains that multilingualism may be the result of adventure, marriage, trade, curiosity, ... More


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

Peter D. McDonald

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198725152
eISBN:
9780191792595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198725152.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Some forms of literature interfere with the workings of the literate brain, posing a challenge to readers of all kinds. This book argues that they pose as much of a challenge to the way states ... More


‘Un art de la fugue’: Translating Glissant's Poetry, Fiction and Prose d'idées

Claire Bisdorff

in Intimate Enemies: Translation in Francophone Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318672
eISBN:
9781846317996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318672.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Édouard Glissant's innovative approach to language, be it in his poetry, fiction or prose d'idées, is now well documented. Glissant's work certainly fascinates Anglo-American academics and critics, ... More


Literary Translation and Language Diversity in Contemporary Africa

Moradewun Adejunmobi

in Intimate Enemies: Translation in Francophone Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318672
eISBN:
9781846317996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318672.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers how literary translation might advance the principle and practice of language diversity in African literary writing. In responding, the paper calls into question the assumption ... More


War in Several Tongues: Nations, Languages, Genres

Wai Chee Dimock

in Globalizing American Studies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226185064
eISBN:
9780226185088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185088.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Disciplinary sovereignty and territorial sovereignty go hand in hand. The English language is actually more supple, more open to new input, and therefore more rich and various, than one usually gives ... More


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