Introducing Critical Multilingualism Studies
The editors are happy to announce the inaugural issue of the journal Critical Multilingualism Studies - cms.arizona.edu.
Vol. 1 | Number 1
Mary Louise Pratt
(New York University)
“’If English was good enough for Jesus…”...
Straining under the incompatible requirements of functionalism and deconstruction multilingualism is ‘increasing unmoored’. To be moored requires two anchors. Unmooring occurs when one or both of these are raised. To be moored suggests safety, to be unmoored suggests possibility, potential pain or danger, release and a sea-ward flow. This paper aims to consider the experience of unmoored multilingualism through autoethnographic reflection, literary fiction, anthropology of movement and the embodied...
What diachronic and synchronic questions about multilingual subjectivity arise when one considers the particular histories of various nation-states, as well as of various supra-, sub-, pre-, and post-national institutions of governance?