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Writing in the “grey zone” : exophonic literature in contemporary Germany

@inproceedings{Wright2008WritingIT,
  title={Writing in the “grey zone” : exophonic literature in contemporary Germany},
  author={Chantal Wright},
  year={2008}
}
This article argues for the adoption of the term ‘exophony’ (and its derivative adjective ‘exophonic’) as a useful and appropriate description of the phenomenon of writing by nonnative speakers of a language, in this case of German. ‘Exophony’ avoids the thematic prescriptiveness of older terms used in the German context such as ‘Auslander-’ and ‘Migrantenliteratur’, and of more recent thematically motivated terminology such as ‘axial’ and ‘postnational’. It allows an important distinction… Expand