Winner of the AAAL Book Award 2015
Winner of the Modern Language Association's Thirty-Third Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize
Winner of the BAAL Book Prize 2014

Translingual Practice: Global Englishes and Cosmopolitan Relations introduces a new way of looking at the use of English within a global context. Challenging traditional approaches in second language acquisition and English language teaching, this book incorporates recent advances in multilingual studies, sociolinguistics, and new literacy studies to articulate a new perspective on this area. Canagarajah argues that multilinguals merge their own languages and values into English, which opens up various negotiation strategies that help them decode other unique varieties of English and construct new norms.

Incisive and groundbreaking, this will be essential reading for anyone interested in multilingualism, world Englishes and intercultural communication.

chapter |18 pages


chapter |16 pages

Theorizing Translingual Practice

chapter |21 pages

Recovering Translingual Practices

chapter |20 pages

English as Translingual

chapter |32 pages

Translingual Negotiation Strategies

chapter |19 pages

Pluralizing Academic Writing

chapter |26 pages

Negotiating Translingual Literacy

chapter |20 pages

Reconfiguring Translocal Spaces

chapter |20 pages

Developing Performative Competence

chapter |10 pages

Toward a Dialogical Cosmopolitanism