Translinguistics: Negotiating Innovation and Ordinariness

1st Edition

Jerry Won Lee, Sender Dovchin

December 17, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 262 Pages - 26 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138326330 - CAT# K392393

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Translinguistics represents a powerful alternative to conventional paradigms of language such as bilingualism and code-switching, which assume the compartmentalization of different 'languages' into fixed and arbitrary boundaries. Translinguistics more accurately reflects the fluid use of linguistic and semiotic resources in diverse communities.

This ground-breaking volume showcases work from leading as well as emerging scholars in sociolinguistics and other language-oriented disciplines and collectively explores and aims to reconcile the distinction between 'innovation' and 'ordinariness' in translinguistics. Features of this book include:

  • 18 chapters from 28 scholars, representing a range of academic disciplines and institutions from 11 countries around the world;
  • research on understudied communities and geographic contexts, including those of Latin America, South Asia, and Central Asia;
  • several chapters devoted to the diversity of communication in digital contexts.

Edited by two of the most innovative scholars in the field, Translinguistics: Negotiating Innovation and Ordinariness is essential reading for scholars and students interested in the question of multilingualism across a variety of subject areas.


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