English-Speaking Towns and Cities: Memoirs and Narratives

· Presses universitaires de Saint-Étienne

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This book relies on a multidisciplinary approach that allows the authors to bear witness to the realities and representations of various urban environments in the English-speaking world in complementary ways. They deal with the motifs of urban identity and expression from several methodological and theoretical perspectives (sociolinguistics, soundscapes, architecture, stylistics, literature). This book analyses the representations of and the changes in urban identity through different forms of linguistic and artistic expression associated with several English-speaking towns and cities. The protagonists are, in order of appearance, Sydney, Melbourne, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Houghton-le-Spring, Kolkata, New York City, London, Sheffield, Aberdeen, Dublin and Edinburg.

Cet ouvrage s’appuie sur une approche pluridisciplinaire qui permet de rendre compte des réalités et des représentations d’environnements urbains anglophones de manière complémentaire. Les auteurs abordent la question de l’identité et de l’expression urbaine selon des perspectives méthodologiques et théoriques diverses (sociolinguistique, environnement sonore, architecture, stylistique, littérature). L’ouvrage vise à rendre compte des représentations et des mutations identitaires des villes anglophones à travers des modes d’expression linguistiques et artistiques qui leur sont propres. Les protagonistes sont, par ordre d’apparition, Sydney, Melbourne, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Houghton-le-Spring, Kolkata, New York, Londres, Sheffield, Aberdeen, Dublin et Édimbourg.

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