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Introduction: Bad English

Rachael Gilmour

in Bad English: Literature, Multilingualism, and the Politics of Language in Contemporary Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526108845
eISBN:
9781526158321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526108852.00006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Starting with Vahni Capildeo’s poetry, and also considering Sam Selvon’s novels and short stories, the Introduction suggests how writers’ everyday experiences of multilingualism give form to their ... More


Language and Social Change in Central Europe: Discourses on Policy, Identity and the German Language

Patrick Stevenson and Jenny Carl

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748635986
eISBN:
9780748671472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635986.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book explores the dynamics of language and social change in central Europe. One of the outcomes of the profound social transformations that this region has witnessed since the Second World War ... More


Thi langwij a thi guhtr

Rachael Gilmour

in Bad English: Literature, Multilingualism, and the Politics of Language in Contemporary Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526108845
eISBN:
9781526158321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526108852.00007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter one considers the language politics of Scotland, in relation to claims for Scottish postcoloniality, as a way into considering the work of Scottish writers James Kelman and Tom Leonard. In ... More


Prosthetic language

Rachael Gilmour

in Bad English: Literature, Multilingualism, and the Politics of Language in Contemporary Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526108845
eISBN:
9781526158321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526108852.00009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter three discusses the polyglot poetry and prose of British-Scottish-Asian novelist Suhayl Saadi and poet and multimedia artist Raman Mundair. As this chapter argues, both writers stage scenes ... More


Introduction

Patrick Stevenson and Jenny Carl

in Language and Social Change in Central Europe: Discourses on Policy, Identity and the German Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748635986
eISBN:
9780748671472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635986.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter establishes the main themes of the book and situates it in relation to the relevant literature on language ideologies, language policies / the politics of language, multilingualism, ... More


‘Passing my voice into theirs’

Rachael Gilmour

in Bad English: Literature, Multilingualism, and the Politics of Language in Contemporary Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526108845
eISBN:
9781526158321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526108852.00010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter four focuses on British Asian poet Daljit Nagra, whose poetry plays – often riskily – with ideas of linguistic authenticity and performance, and the racialised voice. As this chapter argues, ... More


Conclusions: ‘Say Parsley’

Rachael Gilmour

in Bad English: Literature, Multilingualism, and the Politics of Language in Contemporary Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526108845
eISBN:
9781526158321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526108852.00013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Conclusion discusses the work of French-Norwegian poet and multimedia artist Caroline Bergvall, which challenges the ways in which English is employed in the contemporary moment to patrol the ... More


Bad English: Literature, Multilingualism, and the Politics of Language in Contemporary Britain

Rachael Gilmour

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526108845
eISBN:
9781526158321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526108852
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

At a time when monolingualist claims for the importance of ‘speaking English’ to the national order continue louder than ever, even as language diversity is increasingly part of contemporary British ... More


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