Dreaming in Hindi: Life in Translation (BOK)

Katherine Russell Rich

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'I took up with Hindi at a time when it seemed my life had buckled out from under me - I no longer had the language to describe my own life. So I decided I'd borrow someone else's.' Having survived a serious illness and now at an impasse in her career, Rich spontaneously accepts a freelance assignment to go to India, where she finds herself utterly overwhelmed by the place and the language. Before she knows it she is on her way to Udaipur, a city in Rajasthan, to live with a local family and join a special language school offering 'total immersion'. What follows is a year of linguistic adventure and cultural surprises in which Rich gradually sheds her foreignness, to discover a new country and a new way of communicating.Fascinated by the process, she seeks out linguistic experts around world to understand what goes in the brain as we pick up a new vocabulary. Both a clever, lucid and funny memoir, and a unique investigation into the science of language acquisition, Dreaming in Hindi offers an engrossing account of what learning a new language can teach us about distant worlds and, ultimately, ourselves.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2011
Forfatter Katherine Russell Rich Forlag
Portobello Books Ltd
ISBN 9781846272622 Antall sider 384
Dimensjoner 12,9cm x 19,8cm x 5cm Vekt 279 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Travel writing, Language: history & general works