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

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posted on 2020-12-16, 01:47 authored 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.


Principal supervisor

Zhichang Xu

Additional supervisor 1

Farzad Sharifian

Additional supervisor 2

Kate Burridge

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Department, School or Centre

School of Language, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics


Doctor of Philosophy

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Faculty of Arts