Title

Academic biliteracies: Multilingual repertoires in higher education

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Academic Biliteracies: Multilingual Repertoires in Higher Education

Publication Date

1-1-2017

Abstract

© 2017 David M. Palfreyman, Christa van der Walt and the authors of individual chapters. All rights reserved. Research on academic literacy within higher education has focused almost exclusively on the development of academic literacy in English. This book is unique in showing how students use other languages when they engage with written academic content - whether in reading, discussing or writing - and how increasingly multilingual higher education campuses open up the possibility for students to exploit their multilingual repertoires in and around reading/writing for academic purposes. Chapters range from cases of informal student use of different written languages, to pedagogical, institutional and disciplinary strategies leveraging multilingual resources to develop biliteracy. They are ordered according to two dominant themes. The first includes accounts of diverse multilingual contexts where biliteracy practices emerge in response to the demands of academic reading and writing. The second theme focuses on more deliberate attempts to teach biliteracy or to teach in a way that supports biliteracy. The collection will be of interest to researchers, higher education practitioners and students of multilingual higher education and academic literacy.

ISBN

9781783097425

Publisher

Channel View Publications

First Page

1

Last Page

224

Disciplines

Education

Scopus ID

85049987987

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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