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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-xi

I am delighted to acknowledge the many people who have supported this project in different ways over the years. I have been extremely lucky to have Leslie A. Adelson as a mentor. . . .

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Introduction Beyond the Mother Tongue?: Multilingual Practices and the Monolingual Paradigm

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pp. 1-29

On September 29, 2002, the Sunday issue of the New York Times included a sixty-eight-page paid insert previewing a conceptual artwork called . . .

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Chapter One The Uncanny Mother Tongue: Monolingualism and Jewishness in Franz Kafka

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pp. 30-66

With the current revalorization of multilingualism, the Austro-Hungarian empire has gained importance as a reference point.1 In contrast to the German Kaiserreich, which was conceived . . .

chapter twoThe Foreign in theMother TongueWords of Foreign Derivation and Utopia in Theodor W. Adorno

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pp. 79-120

chapter threeDetaching from theMother TongueBilingualism and Liberationin Yoko Tawada

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pp. 121-154

chapter fourSurviving the Mother TongueLiteral Translation and Traumain Emine Sevgi Özdamar

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pp. 155-180

chapter fiveInventing a Motherless TongueMixed Language and Masculinity in Feridun Zaimoğlu

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pp. 181-214

conclusionToward a Multilingual Paradigm?The Disaggregated Mother Tongue

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pp. 215-224

notes

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pp. 225-270

works cited

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pp. 271-296

index

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pp. 297-304