Translingual Practices and Reconstruction of Identities in Maghrebi Students in Galicia



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Moustaoui Srhir, Adil and Prego Vázquez, Gabriela and Zas Varela, Luz (2019) Translingual Practices and Reconstruction of Identities in Maghrebi Students in Galicia. Languages, 4 (3). p. 63. ISSN 2226-471X

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In this article, we explore the emergence of a new translingual repertoire among young adolescents of Moroccan and Algerian origin in Galicia and the role it plays in reconstructing the transnational identity of young people within the Maghrebi diaspora. The data include a multimodal corpus with spoken and written interactions, collected as part of a classroom action research project, in which each student reconstructed their family and school language repertoire, as well as a WhatsApp group chat set up with the same young people. The results of our analysis reveal how the intercrossing of parental and adolescent agency plays a crucial role in dealing with the new multilingual translingual repertoire. The findings also indicate how this repertoire is deeply rooted in Moroccan Arabic as the family language and the incorporation of local languages, namely Spanish and Galician, and relies heavily on translingual multimodal practices, associated with transnational trajectories and the local schooling process of these young people.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Translingual multimodal practices; multilingualism; identities; Maghrebi students in Galicia and diaspora
Subjects:Humanities > Philology
Humanities > Philology > Arabic philology
ID Code:62135
Deposited On:15 Sep 2020 07:54
Last Modified:15 Sep 2020 08:01

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