Journal article

Challenging discourses of deficit: Understanding the vibrancy and complexity of multilingualism through language trajectory grids

Julie Choi, Yvette Slaughter

LANGUAGE TEACHING RESEARCH | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

The ‘multilingual turn’ has opened up a variety of creative, participatory methods for researchers and educators to explore language learners’ linguistic repertoires, language practices and resources, and linguistic experiences. In this article, we draw on data from the English as an additional language (EAL) secondary school classroom context where we use what we call ‘language trajectory grids’ to make visible EAL students’ English language learning experiences. The grid activity involves plotting learners’ emotions, practices, relationships, and life circumstances with their resources, practices and historical events onto a chronological grid. Using a narrative structure to make sense of ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The authors received support through a grant from the Melbourne Graduate School of Education for the writing phase of this project.