Translanguaging as Everyday Practice

  • Gerardo Mazzaferro

Part of the Multilingual Education book series (MULT, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Teppo Jakonen, Tamás Péter Szabó, Petteri Laihonen
    Pages 31-48
  3. Joëlle Aden, Maria Pavlovskaya
    Pages 215-233

About this book


This volume offers empirically grounded perspectives on translanguaging as a locally situated, interactional accomplishment of practical action, and its significance within different domains of social life-school, education, diasporic families and communities, workplaces, urban linguistic landscapes, advertising practices and mental health centres – focusing on case studies from different countries and continents.  

The 14 chapters contribute to the understanding of translanguaging as a communicative and discursive practice, which is relationally constructed and strategically deployed by individuals during everyday encounters with language and cultural diversity. 

The contributions testify to translanguaging as an interdisciplinary and critical research paradigm by assembling scholars working on translanguaging from different perspectives, and a wide range of social, cultural, and geographical contexts.

This volume contributes to the further development of new theoretical and analytical tools for the investigation of translanguaging as everyday practice, and how and why language practices are constructed, negotiated, opposed or subverted by social actors.


Translanguaging practices Communicative repertoire and professional migration Translanguaging as transformative social practice Culturally and linguistically diverse workplaces Heteroglossia, ideology and identity Multilingual repertoires Linguistic landscapes

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Modern CulturesUniversity of TurinTurinItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-94850-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-94851-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-3208
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-3216
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