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By Anne Ife, Janet Cotterill

Language throughout obstacles is a range of papers from the millennium convention of the British organization of utilized Linguistics. The 13 papers are written by way of utilized linguists, from Britain, mainland Europe, the us, Australia and Singapore, operating in quite a few sub-disciplines of the sector. The 'boundaries' of the identify were largely interpreted and the publication displays a spectrum of analysis, starting from paintings at the linguistic repercussions of person and crew id obstacles to paintings facing methods of crossing nationwide and cultural barriers via language studying and language mediation within the type of translation. incorporated within the volumes are the plenary papers given via Jennifer Coates, renowned for her paintings on language and gender, at the expression of other masculinities; and by way of Bencie Woll, holder of the 1st chair of signal Language and Deaf experiences within the united kingdom, at the insights to be received from signal language in exploring language, tradition and identity.>

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And Tosh, J. (1991) Introduction. In M. Roper and J. Tosh (eds) Manful Assertions: Masculinities in Britain since 1800. London: Routledge. 1-19. Segal, L. (1990) Slow Motion: Changing Masculinities, Changing Men. London: Virago. 24 LANGUAGE ACROSS BOUNDARIES Tolson, A. (1977) The Limits of Masculinity. Tavistock Publications. Weedon, C. (1987) Feminist Practice and Poststructuralist Theory. Oxford: Blackwell. 2 The Construction of Bicultural Femininities in the Talk of British Bangladeshi Girls PIA PICHLER University of Surrey, Roehampton Introduction In this paper I examine the discursive construction of femininities in the talk of five British Bangladeshi girls.

This interpretation is borne out by a later conversation involving just Pete and Tony who arrive at the pub the following week ahead of their friends, and who mull over Brian's self-disclosing behaviour the previous week. Example (9) gives an extract from this conversation: (9) ENGLISHNESS [Extract from Conversation MRO1B] Tony: I don't know Brian THAT well/ but every time I've met him/ he's been pretty. free with whatever happened to be on his mind at the time/ Pete: I don't know many people like that/.

This information was derived from an optional question on the questionnaire and from school records about the number of girls qualifying for free school meals. 4. I am highly indebted to Fateha Begum, who patiently transcribed and translated all the Sylheti utterances in my data. 5. Recent sociological work on British Asians also rejects the notion that second generation Asians are caught in a 'culture conflict'. Roger Ballard (1994) and Paul Singh Ghuman (1994) argue that young Asians are competently drawing on both cultures and that due to their 'bi-and multiculturalism' (Ballard 1994: 30) they are developing 'bicultural identities' (Ghuman 1994: 139).

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