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Qianqian Zhang-Wu Publishes Article on Perceptions of Translingualism

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Qianqian Zhang-Wu, Assistant Professor of English and Director of Multilingual Writing, has published an article titled “‘Keeping Home Languages Out of the Classroom’: Multilingual International Students’ Perceptions of Translingualism in an Online College Composition Class” in the Journal of Multilingual Theories and Practices. In the article, Zhang-Wu draws upon an analysis of multilingual students’ writing in an asynchronous online writing class to find that the majority of students were “predisposed with an English-superiority fallacy,” with some students “enact[ing] translingualism and code-mesh[ing] with their home languages to serve different purposes.” The article points to the “complexity and dynamics of multilingual students’ translingual writing practice online and…directions for future research.”

Read the full article on the journal’s website.

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