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Beyond the Mother Tongue The Postmonolingual Condition

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ISBN-10: 0823255751

ISBN-13: 9780823255757

Edition: 2013

Authors: Yasemin Yildiz

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Monolingualism--the idea that having just one language is the norm--is only a recent invention, dating to late-eighteenth-century Europe. Yet it has become a dominant, if overlooked, structuring principle of modernity. According to this monolingual paradigm, individuals are imagined to be able to think and feel properly only in one language, while multiple languages are seen as a threat to the cohesion of individuals and communities, institutions and disciplines. As a result of this view, writing in anything but one's "mother tongue" has come to be seen as an aberration.Beyond the Mother Tongue demonstrates the impact of this monolingual paradigm on literature and culture and charts…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 12/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 306
Size: 7.56" wide x 8.98" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English