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Second generation migrant writers in Australia: Transcultural Creativity and World Englishes

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posted on 16.12.2020, 01:47 by NINA FANG
This thesis examines the transcultural creativity of selected second generation Australian migrant writers through the lens of world Englishes and Cultural Linguistics. The sources of data are selected texts from Alice Pung, Benjamin Law, and Randa Abdel-Fattah, paratexts drawn from online sources, a questionnaire-survey and follow up interviews of participant responses, and semi-structured interviews with the selected authors. Findings suggest that the transcultural creativity of second generation writers is produced through the authors’ choice of linguistic strategies, reflection of self, perception of participants, cultural conceptualisations of both home and host cultures, and defamiliarisation and refamiliarisation of dominant social discourses.

History

Principal supervisor

Zhichang Xu

Additional supervisor 1

Farzad Sharifian

Additional supervisor 2

Kate Burridge

Year of Award

2020

Department, School or Centre

School of Language, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Campus location

Australia