Hans Hägerdal, Gudrun Svensson and Ann-Christin Torpsten (red).
The volume draws on translanguaging and disciplinary language from seven studies that link to international contexts of language use, namely, to the countries of Cyprus, Estonia, Pakistan and Sweden. It spans different home environments as well as a variety of school stages from pre-school class to university and adult education. The different perspectives relate, for example, to mothers’ concern to maintain their children’s mother tongue, teachers’ concern to implement and apply translanguaging and students’ concern about multilingual education. Other perspectives refer to language use and language norms in subjects, school and society. These articles reflect contemporary society with its distinguishing features of globalization and multiculturalism, and they contain variations on themes related to the umbrella concept of translanguaging. The first six articles offer a spectrum of empirical studies related to translanguaging, while the final contribution contains a theoretical perspective on disciplinary language training.
Translanguaging and Disciplinary Language in the Individual, at School and in Society. Växjö & Kalmar: Linnaeus University Press, 2021. ISBN 978-91-89283-45-9.