LINGUIST List 34.1646

Fri May 26 2023

FYI: ‘Plurilingualism, Pedagogy and Identity: insights into current practice.’

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 25-May-2023
From: Jessica Clapham <>
Subject: ‘Plurilingualism, Pedagogy and Identity: insights into current practice.’
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Dear Colleagues,

We, Dr. Jessica Clapham (UWTSD) and Dr. Christopher Shank (Bangor University), are calling for chapter proposals for our upcoming edited volume tentatively titled “Plurilingualism, Pedagogy and identity: insights into current practice.” The book will be submitted to Palgrave.
Our goal is to bring together researchers and practitioners to the critical conversation surrounding the issues of Plurilingualism in language education.
This volume aims to explore research and practices that address the processes of multilingual education in ways which focus on a plurilingual approach. It is recognized that, to date, the relationship between plurilingualism pedagogy and negotiation of identity (Pavlenko, 2010) has not been fully explored. This volume would fill a gap in the literature by presenting and discussing a series of case studies where either a) an Translanguaging approach to TESOL has been adopted; b) contributors consider Multilingual Education processes they are familiar with in the light of an Translanguaging approach; and/or c) where contributors offer a critique of plurilingual approach to international education.

To address the issue of Multilingual Education from an plurilingual approach, higher education institutions need to become aware of the different underlying discourses or ideologies of the Multilingual Turn (May 2014, Conteh & Meier 2014, Camilleri 2016, Romanowski & Jedynak 2018) and social and educational practice. We should be actively and critically involved in the process, by recognizing and addressing the relationship between Plurilingualsim, Pedagogy and Identity a TL approach. In this sense, TL would become a commitment to Mutlilingualism far beyond the rationales of commercial gain, competitiveness, and become an end in itself, a real process of active engagement both within and outside of university boundaries.
If you are interested, please send a proposal including a tentative title, author list, and abstract (200-word max) by June 30, 2023. Prospective authors will be notified on July 31, 2023. Proposals & queries should be submitted to Dr. Jessica Clapham at [email protected] and Dr. Christopher Shank at [email protected]

Please also feel free to circulate this call for book chapters with colleagues who may be interested. Thank you very much!

Best regards,
Jessica and Christopher

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

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