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Building Bridges

Integrating Language, Linguistics, Literature, and Translation in English Studies

Editor(s): Najma Al Zidjaly

Book Description

Building Bridges: Integrating Language, Linguistics, Literature, and Translation in English Studies fruitfully engages in the current debate about the new purpose and process of English Studies by collectively envisioning a new direction whereby norms are questioned and revised, roles between teachers and learners are equalized, and the process of learning is contextualized. The new ‘democratic’ method of learning, as presented broadly by the chapters in this book, conceptualizes new roles for learners and offers a learning experience in which students are empowered and their experiences are contextualized as the means to achieve that goal. It also empowers translators by representing the concept of translation in all its complexity instead of in an idealized manner. The chapters in this book, thus, call for defining the objectives of English Studies in terms of language which is culturally informed as well as internationally applicable.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4009-5
ISBN-10: 1-4438-4009-2
Date of Publication: 01/08/2012
Pages / Size: 275 / A5
Price: £44.99


Najma Al Zidjaly is an Associate Professor of Linguistics in the English Department at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. Al Zidjaly’s publications include articles in Language in Society, Visual Communication, Communication and Medicine, Multilingua, and Disability Studies Quarterly; and chapters in Handbook of Research on Discourse Behavior and Digital Communication: Language Structures and Social Interaction (2010) and Multimodality in Practice: Investigating Theory-in-Practice-through-Methodology (2011).