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La poétique des langues et le plurilinguisme dans Sea of Poppies d'Amitav Ghosh

Abstract : This study deals with Amitav Ghosh's use of languages in Sea of Poppies. Several methods for introducing multilingualism are hence exposed. Borrowings, translations, and different comic devices emerge as ways of underlining the languages represented in the novel. The boat, which is central to the novel, also contributes in defining the Indian author's linguistic position. The notions of stratification, erosion, delta which come along with the Ibis yet also those of rhizome, map and journey together build an utopian example of linguistic and cultural mingling. Intertextuality reinforces the assumption of linguistic, cultural and religious compatibility. During this journey, societies whose origins are various, unit into a new, evolving entity legitimated in Sea of Poppies as an epic novel.
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Clémentine Meyssonnier. La poétique des langues et le plurilinguisme dans Sea of Poppies d'Amitav Ghosh. Littératures. 2012. ⟨dumas-00931905⟩



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