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This book addresses how the new linguistic concept of 'Translanguaging' has contributed to our understandings of language, bilingualism and education, with potential to transform not only semiotic systems and speaker subjectivities, but also social structures.
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Table of Contents

Introduction Part I. Language and Translanguaging 1. Language, Languaging and Bilingualism 2. The Translanguaging Turn and its Impact Part II. Education and Translanguaging 3. Language, Bilingualism and Education 4. Translanguaging and Education 5. Translanguaging to Learn 6. Translanguaging to Teach 7. Translanguaging in Education: Principles, Implications, Challenges Conclusion

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"This is a must read for everyone interested in an innovative social and psychological approach to the study of doing language and learning." - Elizabeth Lanza, University of Oslo and Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan, Norway "An exhilarating and authoritative look into translanguaging as creative, critical, and transformative." - Nancy Hornberger, University of Pennsylvania, USA

About the Author

Ofelia Garcia is Professor in the Ph.D. programs of Urban Education and of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA. She is the Associate General Editor of the International Journal of the Sociology of Language. Li Wei is Pro-Vice-Master of Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, where he is Chair of Applied Linguistics and Director of the Birkbeck Graduate Research School. He is Academician of Social Sciences, and Chair of the General & Applied Linguistics, UK, and is Principal Editor of the International Journal of Bilingualism.


"This book constitutes a challenge to traditional and established ways of understanding education in our increasingly diverse and globalized world. For researchers in the field of bilingualism and multilingualism the book attempts to describe and provide support for a term that goes beyond the description of multilingual language practices. Monolingual ideological stances strongly affect how many applied linguists and sociolinguists discuss bilingualism and multilingualism. This book is an absolute must-read for those who seek to adopt a more critical perspective." (Melissa Moyer, Journal of Sociolinguistics, Vol. 20, 2016) "Ofelia Garcia and Li Wei have just managed to write the book that will definitely inscribe the concept of 'translanguaging' in the heuristic landscape of Language Education." -Language and Intercultural Communication "Garcia and Wei effectively argue that translanguaging is clearly a process that advocates for polymorphus language learners and is indeed worth serious consideration in our current educational system.' - Hispania

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