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Author Torsh, Hanna Irving, author
Title Linguistic intermarriage in Australia : between pride and shame / Hanna Irving Torsh
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2020]
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  P115.5.A8 T67 2020    AVAILABLE    30520020878725
Descript xix, 143 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
This book examines the experiences of couples with different language backgrounds and different cultural origins as they negotiate love, partnership and parenting. It is based on the author's doctoral research into the attitudes and experiences of the English-speaking background (ESB) partners of non-English-speaking background (NESB) migrants in Sydney, Australia. In particular, it seeks to understand how these English speakers negotiate being in a romantic relationship with someone who has a different first language. It explores how those from an ESB reconcile the negative perspectives of Anglophone culture towards "other" languages, with their desire to be a good partner who respects the linguistic differences in their relationship. The book is organised into six chapters, which move from a focus on the language of the individual, to the languages of the couple, and then to the wider family. The main finding is that although ESB partners had very different beliefs and attitudes towards language learning to their migrant partners, they attempted to compensate for these differences in various ways. It will be of particular interest to students and scholars in the fields of language education, minority languages, and language policy and planning. Hanna Irving Torsh is Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Human Sciences at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. She was awarded a Macquarie Research Excellence Scholarship in 2012 and contributes to the peer-reviewed sociolinguistic research site, Language on the Move.-- Provided by publisher
Introduction: linguistic intermarriage in Australia -- Intermarriage, migration and language: what we know -- "I couldn't understand a word": the linguistic repertoires of the ESB partners -- "There's a bit of give and take each way": challenges of linguistic difference -- Unequal proficiencies, unequal expectations: the gendered nature of family language work -- Navigating pride and shame in linguistic intermarriage
Subject Multilingualism -- Australia
Sociolinguistics -- Australia
Intercultural communication -- Australia
Intermarriage -- Australia
Intercultural communication. fast (OCoLC)fst00976084
Intermarriage. fast (OCoLC)fst00976458
Australia. fast (OCoLC)fst01204543
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