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Linguistic Disobedience Restoring Power to Civic Language von Komska, Yuliya (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 17.08.2018
  • Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Disobedience

This book asks how we-as citizens, immigrants, activists, teachers-can counter the abuse of language in our midst. How can we take back the power of language from those who flaunt that power to silence or erase us and our fellows? In search of answers, Linguistic Disobedience recalls ages and situations that made critiquing, correcting, and caring for language essential for survival. From turn-of-the-twentieth-century Central Europe to the miseries of the Third Reich, from the Movement for Black Lives to the ongoing effort to decolonize African languages, the study and practice of linguistic disobedience have been crucial. But what are we to do today, when reactionary supremacists and authoritarians are screen-testing their own forms of so-called disobedience to quash oppositional social justice movements and their languages? Blending lyric essay with cultural criticism, historical analysis, and applied linguistics, Linguistic Disobedience offers suggestions for a hopeful pathway forward in violent times. Yuliya Komska is Associate Professor of German Studies at Dartmouth College, USA. She wrote The Icon Curtain: The Cold War's Quiet Border (2015) and co-edited, with Irene Kacandes, Eastern Europe Unmapped: Beyond Borders and Peripheries (2017).
Michelle Moyd is Associate Professor of History at Indiana University Bloomington, USA. She is the author of Violent Intermediaries: African Soldiers, Conquest, and Everyday Colonialism in German East Africa (2014). David Gramling is Associate Professor of German Studies and Second Language Acquisition & Teaching at the University of Arizona, USA. His book The Invention of Monolingualism (2016) received the American Association for Applied Linguistics book award for 2018.


    Format: PDF
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Seitenzahl: 175
    Erscheinungsdatum: 17.08.2018
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9783319920108
    Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
    Größe: 1863 kBytes
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