Ofelia García Receives British Association of Applied Linguistics Award

A book co-authored by Professor Ofelia García (Urban Education/Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages) was named this year’s winner of the prestigious British Association of Applied Linguistics Award.
The book, Translanguaging: Language, Bilingualism and Education (Palgrave Macmillan), explores the forceful impact of the concept of “translanguaging” within applied linguistics over the last decade.
Translanguaging is the process whereby bilingual people deploy multiple semiotic resources — such as actions, materials, or artifacts — to act, to know, and to be. The book was co-written by Li Wei of UCL (University College London).
Among García’s best-known books on bilingualism and education are Bilingual Education in the 21st Century: A Global Perspective; Educating Emergent Bilinguals (with J. Kleifgen), Handbook of Language and Ethnic Identity (with J. Fishman), and Negotiating Language Policies in Schools: Educators as Policymakers (with K. Menken).
She was the 2012 Wits Claude Leon Distinguished Scholar at the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa), and has been a Fulbright Scholar and a Spencer Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Education.

Submitted on: SEP 11, 2015

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