Multilingual and Multimodal Literacy Practices in Linguistic Diversity 

This panel discussion brings together studies on how different language modalities (digital and sign language) and multilingual practices (translanguaging) support communication and literacy development, covering linguistically diverse domains: transnational families, secondary education, sign language community, and higher education. Drawing on research findings from different national contexts, all speakers address how multiliteracy and language modalities can be used to foster participation and equity in an era of internationalization and digitalization.  

Hosted by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Ingrid Gogolin (Universität Hamburg, Germany), five plenary speakers will share recent studies from around the globe. 

Dr. Irina Usanova (Universität Hamburg, Germany): Relationship between digital literacy practices, writing skills, and multilingualism.

Ana Sofia Bruzon (Macquarie University. Sydney, Australia): Heritage language maintenance and the digital practices of transnational families

Dr. Li Lyu and Associate Prof. Jie Zhang (Zhongnan University of Economics & Law, China): Responding deaf people's needs during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown in Wuhan in 2020

Prof. Dr. Yongyan Zheng (Fudan University, Shanghai, China): Multilingual practices as a transformative strategy to epistemic access in English-medicum instruction 

The panel is organized by the Next Generation Literacies Network. The network is coordinated by Universität Hamburg (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Ingrid Gogolin, Prof. Dr. Sílvia Melo- Pfeifer), Macquarie University Sydney (Prof. Dr. Ingrid Piller) and Fudan University Shanghai (Prof. Dr. Yongyan Zheng). The network “Social Particiption in linguistically diverse societies” is part of the Next Generation Partnership Thematic Network program funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg under the Excellence Strategy of the Federal Government and the Länder 

Workshop details

This workshop is part of the main conference. You must register for the main conference to attend this workshop.