312 pages | 2 B/W Illus.
The literacy autobiography is a personal narrative reflecting on how one’s experiences of spoken and written words have contributed to their ongoing relationship with language and literacy. Transnational Literacy Autobiographies as Translingual Writing is a cutting-edge study of this engaging genre of writing in academic and professional contexts.
In this state-of-the-art collection, Suresh Canagarajah brings together 11 samples of writing by students which both document their literary journeys and pinpoint the seminal works affecting their development as translingual readers and writers. Integrating the narrative of the author, which is written as his own literacy autobiography, with a close analysis of these texts, this book:
Written and edited by one of the most highly regarded linguists of his generation, this book is key reading for scholars and students of applied linguistics, TESOL and literacy studies, as well as tutors of writing and composition worldwide.
"This is an amazing collection of literacy autobiographies by a group of multilingual language users and a critical engagement with them by Canagarajah, coming directly out of practice but with wide ranging theoretical and methodological implications. There is nothing like it out there, and this volume will really push the boundaries and be a key milestone for literacy studies, translingual writing and language-in-education."
Li Wei, University College London, UK
"At once a treatise on language and writing pedagogy, a collection of translingual and transnational literacy autoethnographies, and a textbook, this is a remarkable publishing feat that, in and through its multifaceted character, demonstrates both the challenges and value of transnational and translingual writing and its teaching."
Bruce Horner, University of Louisville, USA
Preface: கற்பனை: An invitation
Chapter 1: Literacy Autobiographies in Transnational Space
Chapter 2: The Shaping of Literacy Autobiographies
Chapter 3: Emergence of the Translingual Subject
Chapter 4: Negotiation Strategies in Transnational Literacies
Chapter 5: Dispositions in Learning and Teaching
Chapter 6: கற்றது கை மண்ணளவு கல்லாதது உலகளவு