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Language Forums In this essay, I present three found poems consisting of discussion thread titles from a popular bilingual dictionary website, [WordReference.com][1]. Browsing these forums during a translation project, I became fascinated by the ways in which thread titles hinted at larger narratives, and I wanted to investigate what these user queries might reveal about the sorts of language that people need, sometimes desperately. The poems are preceded by a personal essay investigating the difficulties of maintaining authority and confidence as a non-native speaker and translator. [1]: http://WordReference.com http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Departures in Critical Qualitative Research University of California Press

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10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.2.53
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Abstract

In this essay, I present three found poems consisting of discussion thread titles from a popular bilingual dictionary website, [WordReference.com][1]. Browsing these forums during a translation project, I became fascinated by the ways in which thread titles hinted at larger narratives, and I wanted to investigate what these user queries might reveal about the sorts of language that people need, sometimes desperately. The poems are preceded by a personal essay investigating the difficulties of maintaining authority and confidence as a non-native speaker and translator. [1]: http://WordReference.com

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Departures in Critical Qualitative ResearchUniversity of California Press

Published: Jun 1, 2019

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