Ginger paraphrases Stephen Turner’s essay “Being Colonial/Colonial Being”
Ginger struggles to adequately paraphrase the opening sentences from Stephen Turner’s article, “Being Colonial/Colonial Being,” on New Zealand’s post-colonial identity.
The otherwise more or less conventionally written academic article deliberately opens with a free-flowing personal narrative written in a typical NZ vernacular.
While Ginger was able to guess possible meanings at the sentence level, it was unable to grasp the larger context and stylistic subtleties.
Text used in the experiment: Turner, Stephen. (2002). “Being Colonial/Colonial Being.” Journal of New Zealand Literature: JNZL 20 (Settlement Studies: Special Issue), pp.39-66.