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Multilingual Education

Translanguaging as Everyday Practice

Editors: Mazzaferro, Gerardo (Ed.)

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  • Offers insights on translanguaging as an interdisciplinary and critical research paradigm
  • Proposes new theoretical and analytical tools for the investigation of translanguaging as everyday practice
  • Analyses everyday translanguaging practices in a wide range of social, cultural, and geographical contexts
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This volume offers empirically grounded perspectives on translanguaging as a locally situated, interactional accomplishment of practical action, and its significance within different domains of social life-school, education, diasporic families and communities, workplaces, urban linguistic landscapes, advertising practices and mental health centres – focusing on case studies from different countries and continents.  

The 14 chapters contribute to the understanding of translanguaging as a communicative and discursive practice, which is relationally constructed and strategically deployed by individuals during everyday encounters with language and cultural diversity. 

The contributions testify to translanguaging as an interdisciplinary and critical research paradigm by assembling scholars working on translanguaging from different perspectives, and a wide range of social, cultural, and geographical contexts.

This volume contributes to the further development of new theoretical and analytical tools for the investigation of translanguaging as everyday practice, and how and why language practices are constructed, negotiated, opposed or subverted by social actors.

About the authors

Gerardo Mazzaferro is a Researcher in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Turin (Italy). He has carried out research in several fields of the sociolinguistics of English as a global language and the sociolinguistics of immigration. He taught, published and took part in numerous international conferences on all these subjects. He is the organizer of the International Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Immigration. His current research includes the study of language and immigration in Italy.

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“This book is a welcome addition to the evolving literature on translanguaging. Designed deliberately to capture translanguaging as an everyday social practice, the editor deliberately invites researchers working in different domains at varying research sites and diverse data sets to address the question, how translanguaging pervades verbal communication between plurilingual members of specific ethnolinguistic or professional groups regardless of their theoretical persuasions. While the research sites are mostly in Europe, the linguistic (plurilingual) repertoires of the subjects exemplified and reported are heterogeneous, covering conventionally labeled languages, First Nations languages and heritage languages in in-migration as well as ethnic minority settings like Canada and Australia.” (David C.S. Li, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

“This new exciting volume adds to the growing body of literature on Translanuaging with detailed and critical accounts of the dynamic communicative practices of multilingual languages users in diverse settings. The geographical coverage is impressive. It includes a wide variety of communicative domains and styles from education to business, from policy to creative arts. The implications of the studies for theory and practice will be far-reaching and long-lasting.” (Li Wei, Chair of Applied Linguistics, University College London, UK)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Translanguaging as Everyday Practice. An Introduction

    Pages 1-12

    Mazzaferro, Gerardo

  • Translanguaging in a Monoglot Context: Children Mobilising and (Re) Positioning their Multilingual Repertoires as Resources for Learning

    Pages 13-30

    Makoe, Pinky

  • Translanguaging as Playful Subversion of a Monolingual Norm in the Classroom

    Pages 31-48

    Jakonen, Teppo (et al.)

  • “We Know the Same Languages and Then We Can Mix Them”: A Child’s Perspectives on Everyday Translanguaging in the Family

    Pages 49-68

    Paulsrud, BethAnne (et al.)

  • Translanguaging in a Birmingham Chinese Complementary School: Ideology and Identity

    Pages 69-86

    Huang, Jing

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Translanguaging as Everyday Practice
Editors
  • Gerardo Mazzaferro
Series Title
Multilingual Education
Series Volume
28
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94851-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94851-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94850-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06925-4
Series ISSN
2213-3208
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 273
Number of Illustrations
28 b/w illustrations
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