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Bad English : literature, multilingualism, and the politics of language in contemporary Britain

Author: Rachael Gilmour
Publisher: [Manchester] : Manchester University Press, [2020] ©2020
Series: Manchester University Press Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bad English examines the impact of increasing language diversity in transforming contemporary literature in Britain, in the context of its contested language politics. Exploring a range of poetry and prose, it makes the case for literature as the preeminent medium to probe the terms and conditions of linguistic belonging.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)1130765502
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rachael Gilmour
ISBN: 9781526108852 1526108852 1526108860 9781526108869
OCLC Number: 1179048239
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro --
Front Matter --
Contents --
List of figures --
Acknowledgements --
The New Union Flag Project --
Introduction: Bad English --
Thi langwij a thi guhtr --
Dictionary trawling --
Prosthetic language --
'Passing my voice into theirs' --
Living in translation --
'The language is the border' --
Conclusions: 'Say Parsley' --
Bibliography --
Index
Series Title: Manchester University Press Ser.
Responsibility: Rachael Gilmour.

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