Dynamic flows of translanguaging/trans-semiotizing in CLIL eco-social systems

Peichang Emily HE, Mei Yi Angel LIN

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This article drew on the recent dynamic, distributed view of translanguaging and flows and the New Materiality view of meaning making to explore content and language integrated learning (CLIL) activities in an English-Medium-Instruction (EMI) secondary Science classroom. Fine-grained analysis of the multilingual and multimodal classroom interactions between a Cantonese-speaking Science teacher and her Urdu-speaking students exemplified how students and teacher engaged in dynamic translanguaging, trans-semiotizing and trans-registering. The analysis supports the dynamic, heteroglossic, trans/languaging view of language learning and sheds light on some of the current queries about translanguaging. Copyright © 2023 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

Original languageEnglish
JournalLanguage Awareness
Early online dateJul 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Jul 2023


He, P. E., & Lin, A. M. Y. (2023). Dynamic flows of translanguaging/trans-semiotizing in CLIL eco-social systems. Language Awareness. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/09658416.2023.2234824


  • Translanguaging
  • Trans-semiotizing
  • Flow
  • New materiality
  • Semiotic repertoires
  • Multimodalities/entextualization cycle (MEC)


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