13 January 2023

Professor Anne Holmen co-edits new book on translanguaging

On 31 January, the book Translanguaging and Epistemological Decentring in Higher Education and Research is published. Professor at CIP, Anne Holmen, co-edits the book along with three fellow researchers from the University of Copenhagen and Roskilde University.

10 chapters invite you into the some of the research behind translanguaging and epistemological decentring, and leave you with a better understanding of how knowledges and languages are taught in higher education. The chapters are authored by researchers from and draws on research produced at universities in Asia, Central and North America, Europe and the West African area Mahgreb.

Reviewers describe how analyses of students’ classroom experiences and educational policies in many national contexts, allow the reader to gain a better understanding of the many ways in which language and knowledge can be manipulated to serve different purposes and competing interests. The book also challenges the reader to be a part of a decolonization of language and culture through epistemological decentring and proves that no epistemology, regardless of whether it originates in the north or the south, can remain unaffected by its counterparts. The inherent possibilities that lie in their intermingling promises a potential for new forms of intercultural wealth.

If Translanguaging and Epistemological Decentring in Higher Education and Research has caught your interest, it is available from the website www.multilingual-matters.com at 50% off until 31 January 2023.