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Canagarajah, Suresh – Applied Linguistics, 2018
The expanding orientations to translingualism are motivated by a gradual shift from the structuralist paradigm that has been treated as foundational in modern linguistics. Structuralism encouraged scholars to consider language, like other social constructs, as organized as a self-defining and closed structure, set apart from spatiotemporal…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Translation, Multilingualism, Bilingualism
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Kramsch, Claire – Applied Linguistics, 2018
The "trans-" perspectives offered in this special issue are heady stuff. Post-structuralism (philosophy) meets the digital age (electronics), meets globalization (economics), and meets translingual practice (linguistics) to create a perfectly utopian or placeless space for future exploration. I want to first add my voice to the…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Information Technology, Global Approach, Economics
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Phipps, Alison – Applied Linguistics, 2012
Structuralism has dominated the field of applied linguistics, which has consequences for the positioning of applied linguistics "vis-a-vis" policy makers, educational practice, and also theoretical and methodological innovations. These consequences pertain to how the field advocates, takes sides, balances its descriptive modes with its discursive…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Ethnography, Applied Linguistics, Educational Practices