Li Wei is Chair of Applied Linguistics at the University College London (UCL), UK. He is Editor of the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism and Applied Linguistics Review. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS), UK. His book with Ofelia Garcia, Translanguaging: Language, Bilingualism and Education, won the British Association of Applied Linguistics 2015 Book Prize.
Trans-Ing Language and Cognition: Debates and Directions of Translanguaging Research
This talk will present an alternative conceptual and analytical framework for language and cognition amongst multilingual language users, that of Translanguaging. I will trace the origin and development of the concept and discuss examples of how it is applied in analysing multilingual practices and cognitive processes. The core of the talk is focused on the theoretical and methodological implications of Translanguaging for conceptualising and researching language and cognition of multilinguals.