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Graduate Students’ Perceptions of Translanguaging

  • Stephanie MoodyEmail author
  • Mahjabin Chowdhury
  • Zohreh Eslami
Original Paper

Abstract

Translanguaging, as an approach to language, bilingualism, and bilingual education, considers all linguistic resources available to learners without partitioning their use and is essential for promoting student learning in the twenty-first century. Knowledge of university students’ beliefs about language use must be uncovered and examined; however, existing research has predominantly investigated perceptions of students in universities outside of the USA. In the present study, graduate students’ views about translanguaging practices were examined. Data were collected through a survey instrument and then analyzed using descriptive statistics. Results show that graduate students’ beliefs about translanguaging are highly positive, particularly for social settings and L2 learnings.

Keywords

Translanguaging Linguistic resources L2 learnings 

探究研究生對跨語際實踐之認知

摘要

就語言、雙語及雙語教育的觀點而言, 「跨語際實踐」係將學生所知一切和語言相關的資源視為一體, 而不以使用上的不同分開論。如此認知對於促進二十一世紀學生的學習至關重要。因此, 針對大學生對語言使用的觀念亟需深入檢視探究, 然而就此議題, 現有的研究主要以調查美國以外的大學生為主。本研究透過調查蒐集研究生對於跨語際實踐之觀點, 並根據描述性統計結果進行分析。結果顯示研究生對跨語際實踐持有高度正面的看法, 其中又以社會環境和二語學習兩個面向更為正面。

關鍵詞

跨語際實踐 語言資源 二語學習 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephanie Moody
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mahjabin Chowdhury
    • 1
  • Zohreh Eslami
    • 1
  1. 1.Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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