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Translingual Practice

Global Englishes and Cosmopolitan Relations

By Suresh Canagarajah

Routledge – 2013 – 230 pages

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Description

Translingual Practice: Global Englishes and Cosmopolitan Relations introduces a new way of looking at the use of English within a global context. Challenging traditional approaches in second language acquisition and English language teaching, this book incorporates recent advances in multilingual studies, sociolinguistics, and new literacy studies to articulate a new perspective on this area. Canagarajah argues that multilinguals merge their own languages and values into English, which opens up various negotiation strategies that help them decode other unique varieties of English and construct new norms.

Incisive and groundbreaking, this will be essential reading for anyone interested in multilingualism, world Englishes and intercultural communication.

Reviews

Canagarajah has done it again. Just when you may have thought it was safe to retreat to the confines of disciplinary discipline and conceptual conformity, he produces a work that necessitates a serious re-examination and re-appraisal of what language study is, or should be, about. This masterful book will be essential reading for anyone seeking answers to the question: How do we do linguistics in a globalised world?

Alan Firth, Newcastle University, UK

This is a timely and illuminating study of language use in global contact zones. In a highly innovative approach, the author goes beyond simply arguing that educators need to enable students to produce translingual texts that represent their voice but actually shows how this can be done. His book is an important contribution to the ongoing shift in sociolinguistics from a monolingual to a translingual orientation to language and communication.

Jean-Jacques Weber, University of Luxembourg

Contents

1. Introduction 2. Theorizing Translingual Practice 3. Recovering Translingual Practices 4. English as Translingual 5. Translingual Negotiation Strategies 6. Pluralizing Academic Writing 7. Negotiating Translingual Literacy 8. Reconfiguring Translocal Spaces 9. Developing Performative Competence 10. Toward a Dialogical Cosmopolitanism Notes References

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Description: By Suresh Canagarajah. Translingual Practice: Global Englishes and Cosmopolitan Relations introduces a new way of looking at the use of English within a global context. Challenging traditional approaches in second language acquisition and English language teaching, this book...
Categories: Language & Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, World Englishes, Multilingualism, Bilingualism / ESL