Book Chapter

Translanguaging in mobility



Blackledge A & Creese A (2017) Translanguaging in mobility. In: Canagarajah S (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Migration and Language. London: Taylor & Francis, pp. 31-46.

In order to understand social life in the 21st century we need to understand mobility, and understanding mobility requires attention to the movement of linguistic and other semi-otic resources. In this chapter we ask what we mean by ‘mobility’, and consider mobility as movement in and of geographical and historical locations. To give us purchase on the movement of people and linguistic and semiotic resources in time and space, we develop an understanding of translanguaging which views mobility in relation to trajectories of human emergence or ideological becoming. We can make such processes visible through attention to communicative repertoire and voice.

Communication studies; development studies; geography; language & literature; politics and international relations;

The Routledge Handbook of Migration and Language

Publication date31/12/2017
Publication date online03/02/2017
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Place of publicationLondon

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Professor Adrian Blackledge
Professor Adrian Blackledge

Professor in Education, Education

Professor Angela Creese
Professor Angela Creese

Professor in Education, Education