7th December 2017, Pierhead building, Cardiff By Caroline Tagg, Open University The location of our second Network Assembly in Cardiff was, as Angela Creese pointed out in her welcome address, particularly apt given that it was in Wales that Cen Williams first introduced the concept of trawsieithu (‘translanguaging’). The Network Assembly focused on the sports… Read More Action in the Superdiverse City: a Network Assembly
By Adrian Blackledge, University of Birmingham In July I attended two performances of ‘Summer Times’, the production we commissioned from creative company Women and Theatre as a response to the outcomes, questions, and loose ends generated by TLANG. These would be the only Birmingham-based public performances of a show created for community-based older audiences. I… Read More Summer Times
Mike Baynham In this short vignette, based on reflections on translanguaging in social media from the sports phase, Leeds case study co-investigator Mike Baynham describes his experiences of text messaging multilingually and multimodally. Tiago, one of the project’s key participants in Leeds, is a basketball and capoeira player from Mozambique. This is the story of… Read More Text messaging as a language learning opportunity
Jessica Bradley Erin Moriarty Harrelson and Amandine Le Maire, project researchers for the MobileDeaf project at Heriot Watt University have written an account of their experiences as TLANG summer school delegates. You can find the blog post, with text by Erin and videos by Amandine, here.
Jessica Bradley and Piotr Wegorowski Friday was the fifth and final day of the summer school. The weather had cooled down dramatically from earlier in the week and we were all tired but still full of energy and thoughts for how we might be able to take forward the ideas that we had been discussing… Read More Summer School: Day Five
Piotr Wegorowski and Jessica Bradley The fourth day of the summer school focused on multimodality. Multimodality in translanguaging research had emerged as a strong theme throughout the week, starting with the sessions led by Li Wei and continuing across the linguistic landscape session, Adrian’s workshop on translanguaging and the body, our impromptu workshop by the… Read More Summer School: Day Four
Jessica Bradley and Piotr Wegorowski Wednesday was the third day of the summer school and the focus for the day was on translanguaging in education. Despite the continuing heat, our enthusiasm is not wearing off! We started the day with an extra session – a fascinating talk led by two of the delegates, Erin Moriarty… Read More Summer School: Day Three