Studying language and linguistics with a multilingual lens

Leslie Barratt, Indiana State University, USA & Rajabhat Roi-Et University, Thailand

In this paper I will attempt to look at language and linguistics from a multilingual lens. That is, what can we learn from research on bi- and multilingualism (both within our field and from other disciplines) regarding what human language is? Taking the multilingual as the norm necessitates treating translanguaging, code-switching, and code stumbling as basic language use. How does this affect our representation of grammar(s)? How does it affect our notions of language?

Join us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

    Sorry, no Tweets were found.