Springer (Publisher)

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Translinguistics represents a powerful alternative to conventional paradigms of language such as bilingualism and code-switching, which assume the compartmentalization of different 'languages' into fixed and arbitrary boundaries. Translinguistics more accurately reflects the fluid use of linguistic and semiotic resources in diverse communities.

This ground-breaking volume showcases work from leading as well as emerging scholars in sociolinguistics and other language-oriented disciplines and collectively explores and aims to reconcile the distinction between 'innovation' and 'ordinariness' in translinguistics. Features of this book include:

18 chapters from 28 scholars, representing a range of academic disciplines and institutions from 11 countries around the world;
research on understudied communities and geographic contexts, including those of Latin America, South Asia, and Central Asia;
Period1 Jul 2019
Type of publisherPublisher
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Translanguaging
  • language
  • ordinary
  • community
  • complexity
  • globalisation
  • Superdiversity