Weth, Constanze ORCID: 0000-0003-4290-6444, Böhm, Manuela and Bunčić, Daniel ORCID: 0000-0002-1090-8907 (2020). Literacies in contact: Forms, functions, and practices. Written Language and Literacy, 23 (2). pp. 133-153. Amsterdam: Benjamins. ISSN 1387-6732

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Research on language contact has so far mainly focused on oral situations, although standardization and language ideologies always have an important influence on multilingualism in both its written and its spoken form. This raises the question of which theoretical models are most suitable for the description of written language contact. The present paper recalls linguistic investigations of written language. Some research on multilingual writing shares concepts with research on oral language contacts, always adapting them for writing. Other research develops new concepts for investigating multilingual writing. Within the framework of research on multilingualism, some concepts approach language contact as a question of systematic interactions between linguistic systems (e.g. borrowing, code-switching, graphematic matrix, schriftdenken), other concepts envisage language contact as a multilingual practice (e.g. translanguaging, multimodal analysis, biliteracy). Written language contact is an especially fruitful field of study for pointing out major differences between these two research traditions and for bridging them.

Item Type: Journal Article
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Weth, ConstanzeUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0003-4290-6444UNSPECIFIED
Bunčić, Danieldaniel.buncic@uni-koeln.deorcid.org/0000-0002-1090-890792947664
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-455470
DOI: 10.1075/wll.00037.wet
Journal or Publication Title: Written Language and Literacy
Volume: 23
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 133-153
Date: 2020
Publisher: Benjamins
Place of Publication: Amsterdam
ISSN: 1387-6732
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Fächergruppe 5: Moderne Sprachen und Kulturen > Slavisches Institut
Subjects: Language, Linguistics
Other languages
Funders: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Projects: LitCo – Literacies in Contact
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/45547


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