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Translating lives : living with two languages and cultures

Author: Mary Besemeres; Anna Wierzbicka
Publisher: St Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although Australia prides itself on being multicultural, many Australians have little awareness of what it means to live in two cultures at once, and of how much there is to learn about other cultural perspectives.
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Translating lives.
St Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2007
(OCoLC)653323220
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Besemeres; Anna Wierzbicka
ISBN: 9780702236037 0702236039
OCLC Number: 154667832
Description: xxiv, 181 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Mary Besemeres and Anna Wierzbicka --
Strangers at home / Kim Scott --
From bilingual to linguist / Michael Clyne --
Three worlds / Brij V. Lal --
Playgrounds and battlegrounds / Irene Ulman --
Returning to my mother's tongue / Zhengdao (Veronica) Ye --
East meets West, or does it really? / Jock Wong --
Growing up between two languages/two worlds / Andrea Witcomb --
Two languages, two cultures, one self / Anna Wierbicka --
My experience of living in a different culture / Kyung-Joo Yoon --
Between żal and emotional blackmail / Mary Besemeres --
The journey of self-discovery in another language / Anna Gladkova --
Foster mother tongue / Eva Sallis.
Responsibility: [edited by] Mary Besemeres & Anna Wierzbicka.

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Although Australia prides itself on being multicultural, many Australians have little awareness of what it means to live in two cultures at once, and of how much there is to learn about other cultural perspectives.

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