112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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The Translingual Contact Zone: Qualifyin' and Theorizin'

Gregg Fields, Arizona State University

To catalyze deeper thought regarding Mary Louise Pratt's contact zone in light of developing translingual concepts, I analyze the language associated with Pratt's contact zone, juxtaposing the temporal "safe house" with a permanent safe haven to reveal a need for greater linguistic play through what I call a translingual liminality.