The Origin and Development of Translanguaging and Its Implications for Foreign Language Pedagogy

Jiaying Li


Translanguaging has been a heated topic in applied linguistics and foreign language pedagogy in recent years. It was put
forward by Cen Williams as a bilingual teaching practice, and then it was gradually developed by other scholars. This thesis will
introduce the origin and development of the theory translanguaging, previous studies of translanguaging and its implications for
foreign language pedagogy. Although translanguaging has been applied into the teaching practice abroad, its application and ways
of practicing still need to be improved so as to better adapt to the domestic teaching environment.


Translanguaging; Code-switching; Multimodality; Pedagogy

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18282/l-e.v10i2.2289


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