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Suggested Readings on Translingual Writing

Summary:

These OWL resources give an overview of the origins and tenants of translingual writing, as well as ideas on how instructors might implement translingual approaches to their lesson plans and curriculum. The section on assessment gives writing instructors some suggestions for how to give feedback and talk to students about their work. In addition, this set of resources offers some foundational texts on the theory of translingual writing and a history of its scholarly progression. 

Contributors:Zhaozhe Wang
Last Edited: 2017-10-12 04:15:07

Suggested Readings

Here is a list of resources (books and journal articles) on the theories and practices of translingual writing to help instructors consider the possibilities and ways of teaching writing through a translingual lens.

Atkinson, Dwight, et al. “Clarifying the Relationship  Between L2 Writing and Translingual Writing: An Open Letter to Writing Studies Editors and Organization Leaders.” College English 77.4 (2015): 383-386. Print.

Canagarajah, A. Suresh. “Codemeshing in Academic Writing: Identifying Teachable Strategies of Translanguaging.” Modern Language Journal 95.3 (2011): 401-417. Print.

Canagarajah, A. Suresh. “The Place of World Englishes in Composition: Pluralization Continued.” College Composition and Communication 57.4 (2006): 586-619. Print.

Canagarajah, A. Suresh. “Toward a Writing Pedagogy of Shuttling between Languages: Learning from Multilingual Writers.” College English 68.6 (2006): 589-604. Print.

Canagarajah, A. Suresh, editor. Literacy as Translingual Practice: Between Communities and Classrooms. Routledge, 2013. Canagarajah, A. Suresh. “Negotiating Translingual Literacy: An Enactment.” Research in the Teaching of English 48.1 (2013): 40-67. Print.

Canagarajah, A. Suresh. “Clarifying the Relationship Between Translingual Practice and L2 Writing.” Applied Linguistics Review 6.4 (2015): 414-440. Print.

Donahue, Christiane. “The ‘Trans’ in Transnatinoal-Translingual: Rhetorical and Linguistic Flexibility as New Norms.” Composition Studies 44.1 (2016): 147-150. Print.

Gonzales, Laura. “Multimodality, Translingualism, and Rhetorical Genre Studies.” Composition Forum31, (2015). Web. 

Horner, Bruce, and John Trimbur. “English Only and U.S. College Composition.” College Composition and Communication 53.4 (2002): 594-630. Print.

Horner, Bruce, Min-Zhan Lu, Jacqueline Jones Royster, and John Trimbur. “Language Difference in Writing: Toward a Translingual Approach.” College English 73.3 (2011): 303-21. Print.

Horner, Bruce, Samantha NeCamp, and Christiane Donahue. “Toward a Multilingual Composition Scholarship: From English Only to a Translingual Norm.” College Composition and Communication 63.2 (2011): 269-300. Print.

Horner, Bruce, and Laura Tetreault. “Translation as (Global) Writing.” Composition Studies 44.1 (2016): 13-30. Print.

Horner, Bruce, and Laura Tetreault, editor. Crossing Divides: Exploring Translingual Writing Pedagogies and Programs. Utah State University Press, 2017. Print.
Jordan, Jay. “Material Translingual Ecologies.” College English 77.4 (2015): 360-378. Print.

Kifoil, Carrie Byars. “Beyond the ‘Foreign’ Language Requirement: From a Monolingual to a Translingual Ideology in Rhetoric and Composition Graduate Education.” Rhetoric Review 34.4 (2015): 426-445. Print.

Lu, Min-Zhan, and Bruce Horner. “Translingual Literacy, Language Difference, and Matters of Agency.” College English, 75.6: 582-611. Print.

Lu, Min-Zhan, and Bruce Horner (Ed.). College English Special Issue on Translingualism, 78.3 (2016). Print.

Matsuda, Paul Kay. “The Lure of Translingual Writing.” PMLA 129.3 (2014): 478-483. Print.

Young, Vershawn Ashanti. “Your Average Nigga.” College Composition and Communication 55.4 (2004): 693-715. Print.

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