• Yuliya Komska
  • Michelle Moyd
  • David Gramling


What does it mean to make a correction, and how can correction serve the purposes of linguistic disobedience? In this chapter, the authors examine how correction hones civic language practices in a range of contexts, including literature, popular culture, journalism, classrooms, and social movements. Critique is the necessary distancing one must do before making a correction. Care is what might emerge from correction. Thus, this chapter on correction is a kind of pivot point around which the authors contemplate the processes and ideals embedded in linguistic disobedience. A wide variety of texts by authors, activists, and revolutionaries draw attention to how correction operates across experiences of struggle, retraining minds and reframing thoughts to make “language warriors.”


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuliya Komska
    • 1
  • Michelle Moyd
    • 2
  • David Gramling
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of German StudiesDartmouth CollegeHanoverUSA
  2. 2.Department of HistoryIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  3. 3.Department of German StudiesUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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