#Translanguaging in the Environment

Translanguaging is all over the place if one cares to look.

This page is a collection of examples that I have spotted.

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Translanguaged caption for a Youtube video. It is quite possible to render transliterations of the words ‘Ft.’ (featuring) and ‘show by’ in Thai script or to use the actual Thai words for these terms. However, the author has chosen to use English for these parts.

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Brick Lane is in a part of London with a healthy Bangladeshi community. This street sign has a Bengali transliteration of Brick Lane.

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Some bright spark turns an inflammatory headline from The Times back on itself by pointing out the ‘translanguaging’ involved in writing it.

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Multilingual welcome sign. Spotted at my daughter’s school.

Polish/English welcome sign. Spotted in an article about a Polish blood drive in the UK on i100

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Multilingual English/Italian/French/Spanish Warning. Spotted at Oxford Brookes Harcourt Hill Campus

English and Japanese translanguaging. Spotted at Oxford Brookes PhD Architecture Exhibition

English and Japanese translanguaging. Spotted at Oxford Brookes PhD Architecture Exhibition.

Marginalia in Garcia 2009 - Brookes Library HH

Marginalia in a book on bilingualism. Translanguaged note to reader. Spotted at Oxford Brookes Library.

Keep Calm Yo Hablo Spanglish

English/Spanish translanguaging. Spotted on the interwebs.

Keep Calm and Viva La Raza

English/Spanish translanguaging. Spotted on the interwebs.

Serenity

English/Chinese translanguaging. Spotted on the TV series Serenity.

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