I mix my languages! C’est grave docteur?

Thu 28 March
Books & Ideas

Mixing languages is a common practice among bilingual speakers. In this talk, Dr. Florence Bonacina-Pugh will give examples of how creative bilingual speakers can be with their languages and discuss the potential of what scholars call “translanguaging” for teaching, learning and a life with more sparkle.

This event is organized as part of the Mois de la Francophonie 2024

Dr. Florence Bonacina-Pugh, PhD, is a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Language Education in the School of Education at The University of Edinburgh, UK, and co-director of the Language, Interculturality and Literacies research hub. She is also the co-founder and co-chair of the Language Policy Special Interest Group of the British Association of Applied Linguistics, which has a membership of over 500 academics, stakeholders, and practitioners from 40 countries. Florence investigates issues around multilingualism, language policy and language education. Her recent work can be found in international journals such as Language Policy, Language Teaching, The International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, and The European Journal of Language Policy. She is the editor of the forthcoming volume “Language Policy as Practice: Advancing the Empirical Turn in Language Policy Research” with Palgrave. She is also passionate about knowledge exchange and serves the francophone community in Edinburgh and its surroundings as President of La Petite Ecole d’Edimbourg.