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The Foreignness of Language

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In the essay The Foreignness of Language, I reflect on the experience of language,
of the mother tongue, after a migration, and discuss certain conditions of
diasporic subjectivity inherently related to questions about the formation of a
self and language. How does language (or the use of a mother tongue) shape and
form our understanding and sense of being in the world? How can speaking in
another language present a form of estrangement from the self? Becoming
diasporic happens through acts that are intrinsic to the construction of a self.
Language and the other fundamentally constitute us as human beings.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2016 #1
JournalDocumenta. Tijdschrift voor theater
VolumeXXXIV
Issue2016 #1
Pages (from-to)118-146
Number of pages27
ISSN0771-8640
StatePublished - 2016

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