Translanguaging in an academic setting

Shah, Mujahid and Pillai, Stefanie and Sinayah, Malarvizhi (2019) Translanguaging in an academic setting. Lingua, 225. pp. 16-31. ISSN 0024-3841

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lingua.2019.05.001

Abstract

Pakistan is home to diverse multilingual practices. However, these practices have not been extensively explored. This paper unpacks the interactive practices of a group of students in a university in Pakistan from the perspective of translanguaging. In particular, the paper examines the languages students use in informal class discussions in a university setting and explores their motivations for using different languages within this setting. Data collected through observations, video-recording and semi-structured interviews were ethnographically analysed. The findings indicate that although the Medium of Instruction at the university is English, the students displayed unconscious use of translanguaging in their discussions of mainly English and Pashto (their native language), and some Urdu (the national language). © 2019 Elsevier B.V.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Translanguaging; Code-switching; Multilingual practices; Linguistic repertoire; Pakistan; Pashto; Urdu
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PM Hyperborean, Indian, and Artificial languages
Divisions: Faculty of Languages and Linguistics
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2020 06:43
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020 06:43
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/23488

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