By Ahmar Mahboob, Dwi Noverini Djenar, Ken Cruickshank
This edited assortment examines how humans use quite a number assorted modalities to barter, impact, and/or venture their very own or different people's identities. It brings jointly linguistic students occupied with problems with identification via a examine of language use in a number of forms of written texts, dialog, functionality, and interviews.
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Otsuji’s parents are ethnically Japanese. She was born, however, in the United States. She has lived in Japan, as well as in Scotland, Singapore, Holland, and Australia. When she tells this to a Japanese person in a casual meeting, a frequent reply is “Then you are not Japanese”. Otsuji, however, is Japanese in appearance, she speaks Japanese, she has lived in Japan, and she has strong family connections in Japan. The question arises then, what, does it mean to be Japanese, or to have a Japanese identity?
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Readers can see issues around style in, for example, chapters by Djenar and Jarkey. − Mode in its broadest sense as representation of meaning is the overarching theme of the book. Written mode is the focus of chapters by Djenar, Jarkey, Lipovsky, Liu, Mahboob, Wang, and Zhang. The chapters by Bucholtz, Cruickshank, Meyerhoff, Paltridge, Rubino, and Tsung analyze primarily spoken mode. Chapters by Liu and Paltridge concentrate on visual texts, while Nelson highlights performance as mode. − The book pays particular attention to modes of communication across languages and their varieties.