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Translingual Practices and Reconstruction of Identities in Maghrebi Students in Galicia

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Department of Linguistics and Oriental Studies, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Departmento de Lingua e Literatura Españolas, Teoría da Literatura e Linguística Xeral, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Languages 2019, 4(3), 63; https://doi.org/10.3390/languages4030063
Received: 8 May 2019 / Revised: 9 August 2019 / Accepted: 10 August 2019 / Published: 15 August 2019
In this article, we explore the emergence of a new translingual repertoire among young adolescents of Moroccan and Algerian origin in Galicia and the role it plays in reconstructing the transnational identity of young people within the Maghrebi diaspora. The data include a multimodal corpus with spoken and written interactions, collected as part of a classroom action research project, in which each student reconstructed their family and school language repertoire, as well as a WhatsApp group chat set up with the same young people. The results of our analysis reveal how the intercrossing of parental and adolescent agency plays a crucial role in dealing with the new multilingual translingual repertoire. The findings also indicate how this repertoire is deeply rooted in Moroccan Arabic as the family language and the incorporation of local languages, namely Spanish and Galician, and relies heavily on translingual multimodal practices, associated with transnational trajectories and the local schooling process of these young people. View Full-Text
Keywords: translingual multimodal practices; multilingualism; identities; Maghrebi students in Galicia and diaspora translingual multimodal practices; multilingualism; identities; Maghrebi students in Galicia and diaspora
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Moustaoui Srhir, A.; Prego Vázquez, G.; Zas Varela, L. Translingual Practices and Reconstruction of Identities in Maghrebi Students in Galicia. Languages 2019, 4, 63.

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