Delicious Words

East Asian Food Words in English
Routledge (Verlag)
  • erscheint ca. am 31. Mai 2020
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 136 Seiten
978-0-367-33770-4 (ISBN)
Have you ever heard of a sushi burrito? Is it possible to have boba without boba? Do you really know what a dumpling is? 'Delicious Words: East Asian Food Words in English' delves deep into the interactions and evolution of food words - a transnational, transcultural, and translingual phenomenon - and examines the lives of such words in today's discourse on eating and drinking. With case studies from Japan to Mongolia, Hong Kong to Korea, China to Vietnam, and beyond, this book examines how more and more words are becoming borderless, forming new, global identities that are continuously influenced by multiple languages and cultures. 'Delicious Words' also introduces the 3E model which describes how the three motives of efficiency, expressivity, and empathy influence the shaping of a borderless lexicon in the daily language of individuals.

By showcasing some lesser-known regional cuisines, alongside staple dishes that many already know and love, 'Delicious Words' offers a wide range of examples to illustrate the metamorphosis of how we engage with food words. The role of social media is now at the forefront of this change, where your everyday online user can be considered a pioneer and participant in shaping culinary lexicon. In an increasingly interconnected society, the ways in which we understand and use food words are rapidly transforming; linguistic freedom and creativity are permitted, and even encouraged! The intersection between East Asian food and language are brought into dialogue through 'Delicious Words'; an accessible and mouth-watering read that will whet your linguistic appetite and leave you hungry for more.

This book will be of interest to general readers, as well as those who are engaged in East Asian studies, English linguistics, intercultural communication studies, translation studies, and lexicography.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
72 Halftones, black and white; 1 Tables, black and white; 72 Illustrations, black and white
  • Höhe: 216 mm
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  • Breite: 140 mm
978-0-367-33770-4 (9780367337704)

Jieun Kiaer is an Associate Professor of Korean Language and Linguistics at the University of Oxford. Her research interests include the formation of translingual/transcultural words and dynamic lexicons, she is particularly interested in the role of social media in the global lexicon. Kiaer is the series editor for 'Routledge Studies in East Asian Translation' and has most recently published Translingual Words (Routledge 2019).
Table of Contents



List of Figures

List of Tables


Chapter 1. Food Words as Translingual Words

Chapter 2. Early Encounters: First-generation Food Words

Chapter 3. Fusion, Localisation, and Hybridity: Second-generation Food Words

Chapter 4. Globalisation and Social Media: the Global Food Words

Chapter 5. New Words as Cultural Capital



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