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Bakhtin’s ‘borrowed’ voices in the narratives of Polish-born adolescents living in the UK

Young, S; (2020) Bakhtin’s ‘borrowed’ voices in the narratives of Polish-born adolescents living in the UK. Socjolingwistyka , 34 pp. 231-243. 10.17651/socjoling.34.14. Green open access

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Abstract

Bakhtin’s theory of ‘heteroglossia’ has often been used in sociolinguistics to examine questions of multilingualism. However, his concept of ‘borrowed’ voices is also useful for work that investigates identity, especially in the investigation of participant narratives. In my study of ethnic-linguistic identity construction of Polish-born adolescents living in the UK, I draw on the concept of borrowed voices to explore how the adolescents shape their narratives of their experiences. The findings suggest that the adolescents’ accounts are informed by the voices of others around them and that they borrow from discourses on Polish identity as they attempt to make sense of their experiences in their new environments.

Type: Article
Title: Bakhtin’s ‘borrowed’ voices in the narratives of Polish-born adolescents living in the UK
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.17651/socjoling.34.14
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.17651/socjoling.34.14
Language: English
Additional information: This is an open access article https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/legalcode.pl
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10118934
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