Chat with us, powered by LiveChat I?m looking for an insightful analysis of the themes of the novel, The Island of the Missing Trees, specifically language and the use of language, from the perspective of the sociolinguistics of Turkey & Cyprus. |

Interpret the novel, Elif Shafak?s The Island of Missing Trees through the lens of what the book says about, or does with language. If we see the novel as a meditation on identity in a world characterized by partitions (of various kinds), how does thinking about what we know about language/language-use and its change/language policies and their changes in Turkey and in Cyprus, on the one hand, and the deployment of language or the references to language in Shafak?s novel, on the other hand, illuminate Shafak?s message?