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Type of publication: conference paper
Type of publication (PDB): Konferencijų tezės nerecenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Conference theses in non-peer-reviewed publications (T2)
Field of Science: Filologija / Philology (H004)
Author(s): Daukšaitė, Aurelija
Title: Language issues in Amy Waldman’s novel "The Submission"
Is part of: Sustainable multilingualism 2017 : 4th international scientific conference of Institute of Foreign Languages, Vytautas Magnus University; 11th international scientific conference of language Teachers’ Association of Lithuania, May 26–27, 2017 Kaunas, Lithuania: conference abstracts / editors Nemira Mačianskienė, Servet Çelik. Kaunas : Vytautas Magnus University, 2018
Extent: p. 98-98
Date: 2018
Keywords: American literature;"The Submission";Language issues
ISBN: 9786094673481
Abstract: Amy Waldman’s novel The Submission (2011) reflects on the impact of 9/11 on American society, especially its immigrant community. One of its plot lines focuses on the community of Bangladeshis that is affected by 9/11 and its aftermath. It is represented through the character of Asma who has lost her husband, since he was working in one of the towers of the World Trade Centre on 9/11. Although many family members of American 9/11 victims have become public figures and their opinions are taken into account while discussing the future of the selected 9/11 memorial design, Asma is invisible in this process, since she does not speak any other language than her native one. The paper aims to analyse particular examples of problems that Asma’s inability to speak English causes in the novel
Affiliation(s): Anglų kalbos skyrius
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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