Beyond the Mother Tongue: The Postmonolingual Condition (Paperback)
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Beyond the Mother Tongue: The Postmonolingual Condition (Paperback)

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Paperback 306 Pages / Published: 01/12/2013
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Beyond the Mother Tongue examines distinct forms of multilingualism, such as writing in one socially unsanctioned "mother tongue" about another language (Franz Kafka); mobilizing words of foreign derivation as part of a multilingual constellation within one language (Theodor W. Adorno); producing an oeuvre in two separate languages simultaneously (Yoko Tawada); and mixing different languages, codes, and registers within one text (Feridun Zaimoglu).

Publisher: Fordham University Press
ISBN: 9780823255757
Number of pages: 306
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Yasemin Yildiz has written an award winning monograph that deconstructs the conceptual frameworks of multilingualism and monolingualism that canonical and minority writers have been limited to. * -TRANSIT *
'Beyond the Mother Tongue' is an ambitious and deeply fascinating book, written in a clear and accessible style. -- -Matthew Hart * Columbia University *
"A welcome, necessary, and well-crafted addition to a variety of studies in the fields of German-Turkish and German-Jewish studies-studies that increasingly participate in the much broader discussion of modernity/modernism, postmodern identities, globalization, multiculturalism, and ethnicity studies." -- -Amir Eshel * Stanford University *
. . .Yildiz's Book [is] a particularly timely intervention in debates about multiculturalism, cosmopolitanism, and integration of immigrants everywhere. * -Cultural Critique *
Yildiz offers an enlightening argument against the monolingual paradigm that has dominated linguistic thinking since the 18th century, that insists that the mother tongue connects a people to their nation and culture, allowing them to communicate at the deepest level. * -CHOICE *
"A bold, ambitious, and timely evaluation of philosophical and literary imagination of language." -- -B. Venkat Mani * Author of Cosmopolitical Claims: Turkish-German Literatures from Nadolny to Pamuk *

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