Multilingual Living: Explorations of Language and Subjectivity by C. BurckMultilingual Living: Explorations of Language and Subjectivity by C. Burck

Multilingual Living: Explorations of Language and Subjectivity

byC. Burck

Paperback | December 7, 2004

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Multilingual Living presents speakers' own accounts of the challenges and advantages of living in several languages at individual, family and societal levels. Individuals note profound differences in their sense of themselves, their relationships and their parenting, depending on which language they use.
CHARLOTTE BURCK is a Consultant Systemic Psychotherapist, Trainer and Researchers in the Child and Family Department of the Tavistock Clinic, London, UK. Her other books includeGender and Family Therapy(with Gwyn Daniel) andGender, Power and Relationships(with Bebe Speed).
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Title:Multilingual Living: Explorations of Language and SubjectivityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:218 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.48 inPublished:December 7, 2004Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230554334

ISBN - 13:9780230554337

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction Researching Multilingualism and Multilingual Identities The Research Framework Childhoods in Several Languages Adulthoods in Several Languages: Constructions of Self and of Language Language Identities and Power Relationships: Strategies of Hybridization Language Use and Family Relationships Positioning the Researcher Concluding Discussion Appendixes Protocol for Research Interview Transcription Notations References Index

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'This is a delightful, scholarly, moving and important work, in which the voices of people immersed in multilingual living can be heard giving weight to ideas on hybridity and postmodern multiplicity. Real life pokes its head in here, triumphantly demonstrating what it means to live in a linguistically complex world. Social research should always be this good.' - Stephen Frosh, Professor of Psychology and Vice-master of Birkbeck College,University of London.