Plurilingual Practices in Translingual Classrooms

Theory and Practice


  • Sabina Shah Assistant Professor, Hazara University, Mansehra
  • Nadeem Haider Bukhari Professor, Department of English, University of AJ&K, Muzaffarabad
  • Shamim Ali Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics AIOU, Islamabad


Mode, Plurilingual, Translingual use, User


This study analyses plurilingual practices in a classroom where Urdu and English are the preferred languages. In order to explore this phenomenon, a three dimensional model of language variation has been applied on dialogues uttered by the teacher in the translingual classroom at the tertiary level. Of 11 lectures, a total of two lectures have been chosen for this study. It is found that a user using the oral mode tends to use varying codes in the specialized discourse defined by classroom interaction. During this kind of interaction, ethnicity and the national and local languages influence the users’ talks. It is also found that student-response tends to be minimal, while teachers play an important role in making the academic environment plurilingual.







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