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What Do Bilinguals Do?: A Commentary

Asif Agha

in Beyond Yellow English: Toward a Linguistic Anthropology of Asian Pacific America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195327359
eISBN:
9780199870639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327359.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Code‐centric accounts of bilingualism obscure the processes whereby bilingual utterances acquire social significance by viewing them simply as admixtures of pre‐existing grammatical codes. This ... More


Introduction: Stratigraphic Criticism

Tobias Menely

in Climate and the Making of Worlds: Toward a Geohistorical Poetics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226776149
eISBN:
9780226776316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226776316.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The Introduction defines geohistorical poetics as a method of reading based on two suppositions. First, poems formalize the process of making (poiesis), of human labor as a transformative redirection ... More


“Slaves? With Lines?”: Trickster Aesthetic and Satirical Strategies in Two Plays by Lynn Nottage

Aimee Zygmonski

in Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781617039973
eISBN:
9781626740280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter argues that Lynn Nottage employs the trickster figure in her plays to destabilize African American stereotypes. In her plays Fabulation and By the Way, Meet Very Stark, Nottage also ... More


Emergent Minority Publics

Kathryn E. Graber

in Mixed Messages: Mediating Native Belonging in Asian Russia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750502
eISBN:
9781501750533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750502.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at the political ramifications of native-language media. It examines emerging patterns of media participation in digital contexts, particularly the increasing participation of ... More


Whistle

John Mowitt

in Sounds: The Ambient Humanities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520284623
eISBN:
9780520960404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284623.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the whistle, considering Fritz Lang's first sound film, M, and Roy Boulting's film from the mid-1960s, Twisted Nerve. In M, whistling is a part of the intricate aural and ... More


Russian Dolls and Dialect Literature: The Enregisterment of Nineteenth-Century ‘Yorkshire' Dialects

Paul Cooper

Patrick Honeybone and Warren Maguire (eds)

in Dialect Writing and the North of England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474442565
eISBN:
9781474490764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442565.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses what nineteenth-century textual material can tell us about historical perceptions of the language features used to represent different Yorkshire dialects in writing. Using a ... More


Writing the Auto/biographical Legacies of La Place and Une femme

in Annie Ernaux: The Return to Origins

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235378
eISBN:
9781846312571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235378.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyses the issue of auto/biographical legacies in Annie Ernaux's La Place and Une femme. It suggests that the instances of metacommentary first used by Ernaux in La Femme gelée became ... More


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