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translanguaging

[ trans-lang-gwi-jing, tranz- ]
/ ˈtrænsˈlæŋ gwɪ dʒɪŋ, ˈtrænz- /
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noun
Linguistics. the integrated use of all the languages an individual speaks in a single linguistic system, often involving the mixing of grammatical, morphological, or lexical features from more than one language or dialect.
Linguistics. a neurolinguistic or sociolinguistic theory of language in which a bilingual or multilingual speaker has a single integrated linguistic system, rather than two or more separate languages functioning independently.
Education. the practice of encouraging the seamless use of all languages spoken by the students and teacher rather than enforcing separation between the home languages of students and the language of instruction: Translanguaging in the classroom involves finding cognates and translating, but also means allowing group work in the students’ language of choice.
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Origin of translanguaging

trans- + languag(e) + -ing1; a translation of a Welsh word coined by Cen Williams (1946–2020), Welsh cartoonist, designer, and pedagogue, in his 1994 unpublished dissertation
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