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Switching Languages: Translingual Writers Reflect on Their Craft Paperback – Apr 1 2003

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  • Paperback: 339 pages
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press (April 1 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803278071
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803278073
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 358 g
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"Switching Languages shows that the choice to write in a language other than one's home language is not innocent. It imbricates an author's allegiance and loyalty to his or her native language, identity, history, and native discourse community. This choice can be both liberating and constraining, elating and painful. Kellman has put together in this reader a rich mix of perspectives and life trajectories from authors who write across various languages." Claire J. Kramsch, author of Language Acquisition and Language Socialization: Ecological Perspectives

About the Author

Steven G. Kellman is a professor of comparative literature at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is the author of The Translingual Imagination (Nebraska 2000) and The Self-Begetting Novel, and is the co-editor of UnderWords: Perspectives on Don DeLillo’s Underworld.

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