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Lost and Found in Translation

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November 2005

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Starting with Salman Rushdie's statement that even though something is always lost in translation, something can also be gained, Cutter examines the trope of translation in twenty English-language novels and autobiographies by contemporary African American, Asian American, Native American, and Mexican American writers. She argues that these works advocate a politics of language diversity--a literary and social agenda that validates the multiplicity of ethnic cultures and tongues in the United States. She concludes with an anlysis of contemporary debates over language policy, such as English-only legislation, Ebonics, and bilingualism.

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MARTHA J. CUTTER is associate professor of English at Kent State University and author of Unruly Tongue: Language and Identity in American Women's Writing, 1850-1930

EAN: 9780807856376
ISBN: 0807856371
Untertitel: 1:B&W 5. 5 x 8. 5 in or 216 x 140 mm (Demy 8vo) Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: The University of North Carolina Press
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2005
Seitenanzahl: 338 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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