In this essay, I present three found poems consisting of discussion thread titles from a popular bilingual dictionary website, WordReference.com. 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.
Research Article| June 01 2019
Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (2): 53–72.
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Claire Eder; Language Forums. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 June 2019; 8 (2): 53–72. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.2.53
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