Language of Migration; Self- and Other-Representation of Korean Migrants in Germany (Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics #81) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 81 in the Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics series.

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Language of Migration: Self- and Other-Representation of Korean Migrants in Germany analyzes a variety of genres that depict Korean migration in Germany - namely, newspaper articles, autobiographical narratives, and documentaries - and deconstructs the language of these texts to provide a more layered picture of the discursively constructed identities of this particular group. By applying methods of media analysis, Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), and postcolonial theory to the present intertextual and interdiscursive data, colonial discursive practices in Other-representations of Koreans in the German media and postcolonial forms of resistance in Self-representations of Koreans in autobiographical narratives in the German language are identified. In the past, research on migration and research on migrant literature were separate entities with little opportunity to cross. In this book, these two are brought together in order to examine both sides of the discursive coin.

About the Author


Suin Robertsis Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne. She received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests include discourse analysis, migration and migrant literature, and the construction of migrant identity. She co-edited the volume of essays Finding the Foreign (2008) and has published various articles on her research in journals, such as Asian Women, Interdisciplinary Journal of Germanic Linguistics and Semiotics, and Foreign Language Education Research.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781433114243
ISBN-10: 1433114240
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: May 25th, 2012
Pages: 203
Language: English
Series: Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics